Thomson Reuters Foundation released an interesting short documentary today on forced evictions.
One man, one city, three evictions: the human cost of Rio’s growth follows the story of 62-year-old Altair Guimarães, evicted three times over three decades from three different parts of Rio. His path illustrates how the re-development and gentrification of Brazil’s second biggest city has systematically pushed many of its poorest residents to the periphery. However, this story is emblematic of a global issue, affecting millions of families and communities across the world.
The film’s producer Nicky Milne and journalist Jo Griffin will be speaking about their experiences during the filming and production of the feature during a Facebooklive event on Tuesday 25th April 2pm BST at www.facebook.com/thisisplace
If you would also be interested in hosting a film screening and discussion, representatives of the production team have said they would be happy to work with you to arrange this. Please reply here and I can put you in touch with them.