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Independent filmmakers utilise the power of storytelling to reveal the impact of global events on local communities.

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Independent filmmakers utilise the power of storytelling to reveal the impact of global events on local communities.

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    • 25 min
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    Viewfinder Latin America - Acting Lessons promo

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    How taking to the stage for one ex-prostitute can reflect a new time, without violence, in Colombia's future.
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    Viewfinder - Art on the Street

    Viewfinder - Art on the Street

    Sao Paulo is a swelling, burgeoning metropolis that is likely the largest city in the Americas. It is also the centerpiece of Brazil's capitalistic juggernaut.

    This dynamism has created great shifts in the stability of those on the edge of economic security. One of the consequences has been pockets and neighbourhoods falling victim to surges of crime and in the case of 'Cracolandia', illegal drug use. Julio Docjar is a graffiti artist dedicated to rejuvenating his neighbourhood and helping his neighbours.

    • 25 min
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    Viewfinder - Eugenio's close up

    Viewfinder - Eugenio's close up

    The most concentrated population in the sprawling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is found in its slums.

    As with so many of the marginalised shanty towns of Latin America there is a wellspring of violence and economic despair. Caught in the ever shifting instability of Argentina's economy there is little chance that these slums will be transformed or that their residents will be able to easily escape the country's cyclical poverty.

    Despite this for Eugenio, a 32-year-old photographer who still calls the slum of Villa 15 his home, there is a persistent richness to the life around him, and hope.

    • 25 min
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    Viewfinder Latin America - Art on the Street promo

    Julio Docjar, a street artist from São Paulo, dreams of using his art as an instrument for social change.

    • 30 sec
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    Viewfinder Latin America - Eugenio’s Close Up promo

    Viewfinder Latin America - Eugenio’s Close Up promo

    Eugenio, a professional photographer, seeks to infuse his Buenos Aires slum with art, creativity and free expression.

    • 30 sec

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