As the World Cup Approaches…


Santa Marta

Santa Marta favela in Rio, Brazil

April 25, 2014

Dear friends,

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.

You can watch it here:

As always, I welcome your comments and feedback!

All the best,
Jen Marlowe
Founder, donkeysaddle projects

Twitter: @donkeysaddleorg




Filed under Brazil, Human Rights

3 responses to “As the World Cup Approaches…

  1. james loucky

    great work, Jen. thanks for bringing visuals of justice to our attention. j

    • thanks james! make sure you’re subscribed to this blog if you want to receive notification of the rest of the videos as they’re rolled out. This was the 1st of 7 short segments focusing on different human rights defenders in brazil

  2. Pingback: Brazil: the Guarani struggle | View from the donkey's saddle

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