Rich and poor, inhabitants of chic sea-front apartments or the hillside favellas, street kids and football hopefuls, black and white and every colour in between… everyone mixes together in Rio de Janeiro.

One Rio afficianado claims that the sensual curves of the beach resemble a woman’s body; the most beautiful in the world, he says. No one is afraid of revealing themselves here: certainly not the beautiful, the re-modelled or the obese. The only thing that counts is escaping the heat, and accepting the protection of the goddesses of the sea.

Video Language: French and English