World Hum has just published a handful of items about Brazil’s favelas – the urban slums that are gaining increasing attention from tourists.

Contributor Rob Verger offers a thoughtful dispatch on the slum tourism phenomenon, an accompanying audio slideshow, and his picks for the best movies on the subject.

The Matador Network has plenty of content tackling the favelas and urban poverty as well. Check out Why We Need Micro Loans Instead of Slum Tourism or get to know Matador member Beija-Flor, who works with Sao Paulo’s street children through the Children At Risk Foundation.

Here’s the trailer for the most famous of Verger’s movie picks, City of God:

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