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Infância Falada – Film Screening

October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Infância Falada – Histories of transformation based on dialogue
 
Directed by Hermílio Santos and Kamila Almeida (Brazil, 53’, 2016)
 
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 “Childhood and Violence: Everyday life of small children in Favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo”, coordinated by Prof. Hermílio Santos (PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil). Both the research and the film received the financial support of The Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation, with the objective 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 that shows an intense experience of violence suffered by small children in those cities, the film presents positive experiences in five social contexts in Brazil (in the sertão of Ceará, in the region of Vale do Jequitinhonha in Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife) using different languages to foster and disseminate dialogue among and with children as an alternative to the everyday violence. The final message is an optimistic scenario of resistance and dialogue conducted by children and young people living in urban areas with intense practice of violence similar to those showed in the film. After the screening the co-director Prof. Hermílio Santos will discuss with the audience the results of the research and the experiences showed in the film.
Hermílio Santos is a sociologist and political scientist. He received his PhD. from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Professor of sociology at PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Vice-president of the Research Committee Biography and Society of the International Sociological Association – ISA and Member of the Executive Committee of the International Alfred Schutz Circle.

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Date:
October 19, 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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802 International Affairs Building
420W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Phone:
212-854-4643
Website:
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