Here's some live-action news that got a little too live and action-packed. This shocking documentary covers the events of June 12, 2000, when Brazilian bus number 174 was hijacked by Sandro do Nascimento and everyone got a front-row seat to see it. The tragedy was broadcast live on Brazilian TV and, due to police incompetence, no barriers were erected to keep out witnesses and press, resulting in cameras so close to the action that you can see the fear on the faces of everyone involved.
Interspersed with archival footage of Nascimento's troubled past and interviews with the hostages and police officers, this lays out a blueprint for how to do everything wrong at a crime scene. More heartbreakingly, though, it shows how a culture of violence and crushing poverty can turn a child into a criminal. It's scarier than a horror movie and sadder than anything you'll witness at the movies this year, but it's essential viewing all the same.
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