This World: Ransom City
In Brazil, an estimated 24 million people live on less than one US dollar a day. The two well-worn routes out of the slums are football and crime. Now those routes are beginning to cross, as violent criminal gangs kidnap the mothers of world class footballers for ransom. We follow on a raid the head of Sao Paulo's anti-kidnap squad - he himself grew up in poverty and his sense of justice is acute. The film includes interviews with Robinho, whose mother was kidnapped and held for five weeks, and the wife and mother of Edu, who are preparing to go into hiding.