Copacabana Palace is the story of a neighbourhood “Sem Teto, Sem Terra”. Over 300 families have been living “Homeless and Landless” in Rio de Janeiro for more than a decade. Construction and financial problems have left buildings empty and unfinished, leaving them available for squatters, the ‘Sem Teto’, to move in. They live in the poorest conditions with few basic necessities. Despite immense anti-poverty policies there are millions of people who still live in horrendous conditions.