communicates a complex human rights issue through animation and then hits home with real footage of forced evictions. A forced eviction can happen to anyone... and that's powerful... and scary at the same time. It changed my ideas about community development.
Shot when workers show up to demolish the Rio home of a mother and grandmother, this video captures the injustice and the irony that a city worker (also a favela resident) must tear down a home just like his for no good reason. With brave resistance, she literally stands in their way and tells them to go demolish the mayor's mother's home instead.
It's a difficult film that explores how individuals and a society can perpetrate and allow mass atrocities to occur with impunity, a phenomenon that seems so offensive and incomprehensible to our humanity and yet repeats itself again and again throughout the world.
was the first time I felt the power of video as a tool for exposing human rights violations and child sex slavery. We also meet brave individuals who are working towards change, leaving the viewer feeling empowered to make a difference.
A moving documentary about women who were raped during DRC's civil war. I found the film inspirational as it treats extremely traumatic issues with a delicate artistic approach while giving a compelling voice to otherwise "invisible" victims.