I spend June and July in Rio de Janeiro on an International Field Program with my university. Our work there had the headline 'media and human rights'. We teached kids in the favela of Maré how to film, which led to them making a video letter. It is the story of their life seen through their lenses. Many of the kids were so talented and passionate about what they did, a great inspiration.
The kids and we made a blog describing the work and the process:
Following are pictures from Maré, both of the kids who made the video letter and from the streets of the community.
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