Documentary "War & piece in the olympic favela", Program: En Portada

Documentary - video (minute 31:40)

Making of

My participation is in an interview (minute 31:40) and in realization. It's related to community autonomy development through grassroots leaders empowerment, a part of the innovative social technology I developed and I am implementing. 

In this specific case I articulated and coordinated interviews with grassroots leaders with who I work, i.e.  MVBill (CUFA - Ciudad de Dios), Celso Athayde (CUFA), Feijao (Afroreggae), Charles (Morro dos Prazeres), Terezinha (Morro dos prazeres), etc. I also articulated the participation and interviews with Government team members with who I work and are responsible for social inclusion and equality development in Rio de Janeiro.

One of my main objectives is to bring international visibility to the work these leaders are implementing in order to empower them. This way they have more facilities to find support to implement their initiatives.

In addition the whole community perceive that they can improve local conditions of life and that they can work with social projects that interest the whole world. This new perspectives of life contribute to engage people with sustainability, enhance self esteem and raise awareness.

I really want to thank Alicia Gomez Montano (Director), Susana Giménez Pons (Realization), Alejandro Coves (Image), Juan Antonio Barroso (Sound) and all Spanish TV team my participation in realization, the interview, the interest in the work I am developing and the opportunity to share my work and thoughts in the program.