Essay about City Of God By Fernando Meirelles. 1873 Words 8 Pages. Show More. For the first half hour or so of the film City of God (2002), directed by Fernando Meirelles, viewers are fed the story of Rocket and the favela of his boyhood, commonly called the City of God. Up until this point, life for Rocket and other characters, with the exception of the Tender Trio, seems to be going well.