Rio Film Events during 2016 Olympic Games Highlight Innovation by and for the World's Poor

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Kirk Bowman, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, is working with Brazilian filmmakers to create documentaries about homegrown documentaries in Rio's poorest neighborhoods.

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Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College Professor Kirk Bowman partnered with Brazilian filmmakers on documentaries about homegrown innovation in Rio's poorest neighborhoods. The films will debut at the Reimagine Rio Festival which coincides with the 2016 Olympics. The films highlight a range of successful neighborhood programs that feature activities ranging from badminton to dancing, from music to circus, and even filmmaking itself. These stories showcase the incredible transformation of youth and communities in the face of great challenges, and they display Rio’s favelas in a way that is rarely portrayed by global news media.  Read the full story here: 

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  • Created On: Aug 9, 2016 - 5:00am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:22pm