cine pobre film festival Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper. Cine Pobre Film Festival is the 100% cartel-free intersection of culture and capabilities.



    Once a mark of glitter and success in the heart of Sao Paulo, OTHON Palace Hotel met its days of decay until it eventually closed in 2008.

    Four years later, the abandoned rooms behind closed doors were squattered by more than 800 people claiming the right to a house.

    They are families unable to pay the overrated rents of São Paulo.

    From the everyday struggle of carrying water through the stairs to the sharing of expectations and dreams regarding the future, these inhabitants open themselves and share their daily routine as poor men in the richest city of Latin America.