A feature on policing in ghettoized neighbourhoods, the people who live there and the police who work out there, started in 2018.

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We already have:


audio recordings


years of investigations


original soundtracks



We are now:

  • Writing episode seven of thirteen;
  • Editing episode five;
  • Designing the website;
  • Reading “Gasear, mutilar, someter. La política de las armas no letales”, by Paul Rocher;
  • Fact checking episode four;
  • Asking public institutions for data and documents;
  • Creating a comic;

While you wait for the launch, take a look and listen to published work that led us to embark on this investigation and that will form part of the series:

“Chelas nha Kau” Documentary

Between 2015 and 2020, the Divergente team led a multimedia workshop with young people from the Zona J social housing project in Chelas, Lisbon. The network of trust established during those years meant that, when we embarked on this feature, we had direct access to many of the people who we interview here. A documentary born of one group of friends’ desire to tell their story and that of their neighbourhood, produced by Bataclan 1950 and the Bagabaga Studios cooperative, home to Divergente.
See the whole film here.