The Two Faces of Miami - 52-min documentary


See full film here: Feb 2008 It's the playground of the rich and famous. The city that most embodies the excessiveness of the American dream. Every night in Miami, the beautiful people come out to play. But look beyond the glitz and glamour, the opulent parties and notorious nightlife. A few streets away, the walls are pock marked with bullet holes. Welcome to the hidden side of Miami. "This is the place to be", boasts a Canadian businessman. He moved to Miami because; "the only way to have success in life is going where the action is". Here, beauty, glamour and money are the keys that open wide every door. "Within five years, this place is going to be like New York", states one resident. Spending every afternoon by the pool is all "part of the Miami lifestyle". For the rich and beautiful, there is one cop for every four inhabitants. The wealthy barricade themselves behind walled communities, watched over by the best security systems available. In communities like Indian Creek, there have only been three minor crimes in the last ten years. " are never secure enough", states a local policeman. Even the lifts require fingerprint recognition.


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