In Porto Alegre (Brazil), a group of homeless people makes and sells their own newspaper, the “Boca de Rua”. More than a source of income, it is an essential organization tool and reporting channel to be heard and seen by the society.
Today, the “Boca” is celebrating its 18th birthday. The group has grown and the city has changed, but difficulties are still there. For these very peculiar journalists, getting something to eat, finding somewhere to sleep and confronting urban violence, are still real everyday concerns… and the important point is not to be alone in this struggle.
Documentary, Brazil, 2020.
Duration 112 min.
Director Cha Dafol Producer Cha Dafol – ALICE Editor Alfredo Barros Sound Designer Juan Quintáns Color Correction Raoni Ceccim Assistent director Annekatrin Fahlke Music composers Rafael Sarmento, Marcelo Cougo, Paulo Bettanzos Trailer editor Douglas Roehrs Design Rafael Sarmento / Prana.
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Born in Paris in 1987, resident in Brazil since 2013, Charlotte is a film-director, photographer, writer and musician. When she was still a student in Paris, she directed six short fiction films between 2008 and 2012. Later in Brazil, she started to contribute as an independent journalist to alternative media and non-profit organizations. She is author of “Pietro Germi et la Comédie à l’italienne” (France, 2012) and “Como num romance” (Brazil, 2020). “With open eyes”, produced together with a group of homeless people in south Brazil, is her first documentary feature.
The Agência Livre para Informação, Cidadania e Educação (ALICE) is a non lucrative organization which defends the right to communication. Since 1999, it has developed several project of alternative journalism, debating press ethics, forming critical readers and contributing to democratize and qualify the information in Brazil.
ALICE is a carried on by people from different areas and generation, who are fighting together for a fair and equal society, using arts, creativity, solidarity and democratic relations.