Over a period of eight years, about sixty families occupied Salvador de Bahia’s former chocolate factory. All of them were homeless and together they transformed what was left of the old factory into a “home“. When Sebastián Liste discovered this place, he understood its uniqueness. Within the city, this underground culture and microcosm where issues such as drug taking, prostitution or violence are addressed by the collective ; its shielding of itself from a society which kept its members at arm’s length, reminded him of his academic sociology studies and other community experiences when the goal of living in a group is simply survival...
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