Odiolândia (Hateland) is a video installation that showcases online comments
from videos published on social networks about police actions carried
out by the São Paulo municipal and state governments in an area of São Paulo,
Brazil, known as Cracolândia (Crackland) between 21 May and 11 June 2017.
The first operation took place at five in the morning and involved five hundred
armed police officers who allegedly arrested the drug dealers who operate
in the region. In practical terms, it resulted in the removal and dispersion of
crack users and the demolition of houses. It is important to stress that the area
occupied by Cracolândia also coincides with an urban renovation project. It
is titled Nova Luz, a public-private redevelopment project for that neighborhood
that will displace and evict the poor local population from that area.