Tag Archive: Brazil

Sean Jacobs Provides World Cup Insights


Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, and founder of the blog Africa is a Country has been widely recognized lately for his insights and commentary on the FIFA World Cup. Last week, his article for Al Jazeera America asked “Why is FIFA Tolerating fans in Blackface at the World Cup?” In the article, Jacobs also …

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Days of Fighting and Days of Glory: a short film

This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela of Maré in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An unpacified favela is a slum community situated in an urban area where state police is not actively present. The films were focused around the theme of play, as selected by the NGO Viva Rio. At the conclusion of the workshop, each student presented their own film to teachers, families and friends. As part of the 2012 Brazil IFP, The New School provided cameras to students associated with Luta Pela Paz (Fight for Peace) —an organization located in Maré and where we worked. Luta Pela Paz teaches kids about boxing, martial arts and capoeira. In addition to these mental and physical building courses, the kids are required to take citizenship courses on human rights. During our workshop, the students were cautioned not to film outdoors, as they would run the risk of accidently photographing drug traffickers. But despite these restrictions, the students found ways to film and construct their own narratives. In this personal narrative, 13-year-old Lucas not only explores the impact of sports on his life,  but also attempts to overcome a brush with death, and [...]

Where Is The Baile Funk Going?

In collaboration with the NGO Meu Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a summer 2012 International Field Program team (Marta Tartar, Vanessa Griggs, and Alejandra Sacio) created a documentary following the campaign to revoke Resolution 013, which gives the police the power to allow or prohibit any cultural, artistic, and social event in Rio based on any …

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What’s Going On: Tuesdays @ 2 with Chelsea Dee


At this week’s Tuesday@2, Nonprofit Management student and photographer Chelsea Dee discussed the ethics of storytelling and image usage. Chelsea, who has worked as a humanitarian photographer since 2009, explained the importance of conveying the stories of the people she meets and photographs along the way, as well as her responsibility to ensure that those …

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Cities Alliance: International Urban Assistance Project

Media Report Presentation Team Allison Castaldi Allie Esslinger Mark Farrell-Javits Silvana Gramajo Barboni Daniel Liswood Cinthya Marquez Louise Moreira Daniels Marc Mousky Organization Cities Alliance About The GPIA has been involved in international urban assistance projects for the last several years (see attached document, link at bottom of page). Students had the opportunity to work …

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