Join us on October 16th for a film screening at the NYU Production Lab. The documentary film Infância Falada – Histories of Transformation Based on Dialogue (meaning something like “Talked Childhood”), directed by Hermílio Santos and Kamila Almeida, resulted from the research project “Childhood and violence: Everyday life of small children in Favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo”, coordinated by Professor Hermílio Santos (PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil). Both the research and film received the financial support of the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation.
The goal of this research is to provide more precise data regarding violence suffered by children in impoverished communities in Brazil. These results are currently being used in projects by local governments and social organizations to improve the living conditions of small children. Based on the results of the research, the film presents positive experiences in five social contexts in Brazil using different languages to foster and disseminate dialogue among and between children as an alternative to the violence they often experience. The final message is an optimistic one of resistance and dialogue conducted by children and young people. After the screening, the co-director Hermílio Santos will available to answer questions from the audience.