Sao Paulo, 2007: Brazil on its way to become an economic superpower. Right in the centre of the 20-million Metropolis Sao Paulo, Prestes Maia Road 911, lays the bastion of the underclass: A huge and proud bastion. 468 families on 22 floors, 1379 inhabitants with 1379 stories. And all of them have only one goal: To stay. But the government has different plans. "Freedom in concrete" is a film about a country on its way to become a global player and about its poorest, who try their best to find their place in the new society and to stay there.