Warrior of Light

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Warrior of Light

  • 2001
  • Directed By: Monika Treut
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 91 Minutes
  1. Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:00 p.m.
Warrior of Light

This is a feature-length documentary on Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, an award-winning artist and human-rights activist who has gained international recognition for her work with street children in Rio. The film recounts how she turned her back on a wealthy lifestyle, driven into action by the execution of eight street kids by military police in 1993. In subsequent years, Yvonne’s struggle to better the lives of endangered and abandoned children has led her to found “Projeto Uerê” (“Children of Light”), a radical project committed to protection and education of kids who live in the streets and slums of Rio, which has brought her into conflict with Brazil’s wealthy elite. (35mm)