IN THE TRENCHES OF PEACE
Medellín y Río de Janeiro 2003-2007
Rio de Janeiro and Medellín are well known as some of the most violent cities on the planet; they are less well known as important laboratories for grass-roots solutions to violence. With the book and films that emerged from this long term project, we document and promote these community-based responses to violence.
Social Impact - Key Project Data
- 79% of projects changed government policy in a progressive direction.
- 63% of participating youth became leaders in their community.
- 83% of participants became mentors to other kids.
- 38% of participants went on to higher education.
Rio de Janeiro Vídeos(2004):
This project was a collaboration with the Conflict Mediation Center and the Promundo Institute, and was funded by eBay and the Schultze Law Firm (Santa Fe, New Mexico).
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