Interweaving tales of memories, dreams, and desires play out amid a rapidly changing urban landscape in Mascaro’s vivid blend of documentary and fiction. Displaced from their homes to make way for the construction of a highway, residents of a poor neighborhood in Recife—including a fisherman, a young boy, and a hairdresser intent on reality TV stardom—press on with their lives, while around them their neighborhood is transformed. Mascaro’s eye for moments of everyday poetry enhances this strikingly shot portrait of a resilient community, which is rich with the vibrant sights and sounds of the favela.