Culture

Vidigal, favela for VIP

Short walk with Justine in the favela of Vidigal. Pacified and “cleaned” from any undesirable people we had a talk about this neighbourhood passing in 2 years time from the no man’s land to the place to be for the world’s VIPs.

Photos Dani13Rodrigo Soldon (Licence Creative Commons)

 

Visit of the Vila Nova Esperança

Being in Sao Paulo I want to discover life ofpeople from disadvantaged neighborhoods. The ones forgotten by the more than 20 million inhabitants. I decided to go to Vila Nova Esperança (the City of New Hope), which is a favela not recognize by the authorities of Sao Paulo.

What are the consequences ? What future can expect these people ?

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Racism in broad daylight

On 17th October 2013, on TV, a prime time reporting show broadcast a documentary about the new faces of an extremist political French party.

This video reminds the facts and show what some inhabitants of the area did in reaction to what they named racist insults.

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Racism has no color

I’ve known it in schoolyard. I could hear some people trying to speak with an African accent or some remarks worthy of parents. Yes, a 7 year-old child doesn’t usually have such “political” opinion and when could be heard things like “Go home Nigger!” I didn’t really know what to answer. Continue reading