Deize: the making of a human rights defender in Brazil

In August 2013, I traveled to Brazil to film/edit a 7-part video series for the human rights organization Front Line Defenders as part of the campaign they were launching for the 2014 World Cup.

Though the World Cup is over, egregious human rights violations in Brazil are not, particularly those experienced by marginalized communities at the hands of the police.

2,000 people are killed in Brazil each year by the police.

In this segment, Deize Carvalho, a human rights defender I met in the Cantagalo favela in Rio, tells the story of how her teenaged son Adreu was murdered by the police, and how that tragedy transformed her into the activist agaisnt police brutality that she is today.

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