Conversion in Rio, part 1
Alexandre gives a detailed account of his conversion to Catholicism. He is standing on the terrace of the Solidarity in March community center in the Santa Teresinha favela. One of the goals of this organization is to offer alternatives to drugs, prostitution, and violence to the people living in the favelas. Classes that build discipline like jiu jitsu and karate are offered at the center. Catechesis and masses are also offered in the center and in small chapels nearby. Alexandre is well known to the people of this community. People on the street wave at him as he drives to and from the center.