Miasto Boga; Cidade de Deus; determinacja genetyczna; dzielnice biedy
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
M. Brol, A. Skorupa (red.), "Psychologiczna praca z filmem" (S. 341-378). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Chapter is focused on reflections about genetic and environmental determinants of individual
differences and their social consequences. The illustration of those issues we can find in franco‑brasilian
movie production entitled “City of God” (2002, directors: Fernando Meirelles and Kátia
Lund). The action of the film takes place in an authentic Rio de Janeiro’s shanty town. Brazilian
favelas are full of poverty, violence, drug trafficking, uncontrolled access to guns, as well as, they
provide very limited career paths. Chapter is an attempt of finding the answer on such questions
as: To what level inborn potential of individuals can be realised in environment full of deprivation?
Why some individuals are sharing their sad lot with others and why some individuals can fully
realise themselves in favelas? The analyse is done from the individual differences perspective.