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Nostalgia for the Future

2009. Rio de Janeiro. Izadora has just turned 21. In a city where chaos is never far from prevailing over beauty, she is about to take the entrance exam for the prestigious university she has always dreamed of.

From favelas to the fine golden sand beaches of the South Zone, how do you get to “the other side” when you come from the poorest neighbourhoods ?

— A fiction by Walid Hajar Rachedi


2009. Rio de Janeiro. Izadora has just turned 21. In a city where chaos is never far from prevailing over beauty, she is about to take the entrance exam for the prestigious university she has always dreamed of.

From favelas to the fine golden sand beaches of the South Zone, how do you get to “the other side” when you come from the poorest neighbourhoods ?

— By Walid Hajar Rachedi

|| THE EPISODES

  • Mini-série | Podcast
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    Nostalgia for the Future
    Ep 1/3 - Villa Kennedy
    Today is a big day for Izadora: it’s the beginning of the admissions tests for a prestigious University of the South Zone. Far from her world.
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    Ep 2/3 – Run, Iza, Run
    Stuck in traffic, Iza is losing all hope of making it in time for her exam. But for Edilson, who's taking her, giving up is out of question!
  • Nostalgie du Futur
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    Nostalgia for the Future
    Ep 3/3 – Daydreams
    December 31, 2009, the future shall come. Izadora and her friends imagine, all in their own way, how will life be like in 2020?

About the author

Walid Hajar Rachedi
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Co-Founder of Frictions and Director of Publication. I'm an author and a digital expert. And an incurable globetrotter. I've lived in several foreign cities. I speak five languages. And the greatest gift I can be given is to be told a good story.

|| THE PODCAST [FRENCH ONLY]

|| THE SOUNDTRACK

The playlist to get in the mood for the Friction.