April 25, 2014
As the World Cup in Rio approaches, I recently completed a 7-part video series for the human rights organization Front Line Defenders. Each segment exposes risks facing human rights defenders in Brazil, with a special focus on the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
The segments focus on human rights issues in Brazil such as police brutality, fishermen who are being killed for their nonviolent resistance to energy companies polluting their bay, and the indigenous Guarani community in south west Brazil who are being persecuted for their efforts to reclaim their tribal lands.
The first segment, a 12-minute piece titled: The Favela Will Not Be Silent was just released.
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All the best,
Founder, donkeysaddle projects