IN THE TRENCHES OF PEACE

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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.

Medellín Vídeos(2005):

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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