films and reporting
Stories are best told by the people who live them.
Over the last decade, many migrants have sought Brazil as a refuge from the hardships in their countries. In the southern state of Paraná, many have been helped by Caritas Brasileira, an institution that dedicates itself to helping migrants start their lives anew in this country, In partnership with Caritas Regional Paraná, the International Organization for Migration, and USAID, we are proud to present the campaign “One Opportunity Can Change Everything” (Uma Oportunidade Pode Mudar Tudo).
See the stories of Jean, Ivete, and Jean, all migrants from different countries that have built a life for themselves in southern Brazil. Learn of their hardships, resilience, and how opportunities opened up doors for them in Brazil.
*Videos are currently only available in Portuguese.
Small-crop farmers in southern Brazil are using sustainable plantation methods such as agroecology and agroforestry to grow organic food and rescue degradated land. Local farmers show us how their production works in Assentamento do Contestado, a Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) settlement in Paraná, Brazil. They don’t only guarantee sustainable food production, but also educate others on the benefits of agroecology and the reduction of pesticides.
After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Alinx left his country looking for a better life in Brazil. Joined only by his sister, he tells us about his difficult start in a new country where he had no friends and didn’t speak the language.
This video was a finalist at the Rio de Janeiro State University’s (UERJ) 7th Annual Short Film Festival.