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TVT shows second episode about Paulo Freire’s work and thought



São Paulo – TVT will air, starting at 9:00 pm this Saturday (16), in partnership with SescTV, the second in a series of five episodes of the documentary series “Paulo Freire – Um Homem no mundo”, directed by Cristiano Burlan. After “The Formation of Thought”, shown last Saturday (link below), it is the turn of “As 40 horas de Angicos”. The work shows the literacy experience carried out in the interior of Rio Grande do Norte. Alumni and teachers are interviewed. The program includes testimonials from Freire himself.

“Angicos has become an emblematic word for all those interested in popular education. The small town located in the hinterland of Rio Grande do Norte was the stage on which, for the first time, Paulo Freire, in early 1963, put into practice his famous method of adult literacy. In this way, the work, which until then was developed incipiently in Recife, gained great visibility at national and international levels ”, describes José Willington Germano, professor at the Department of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

The episode, lasting 52 minutes, shows the construction of the experience since its beginning, when, in December 1962, a group of students, mostly university students, surveyed the vocabulary universe of the Angicos population. Soon after, these students, “radical Catholics”, according to Germano, created several Circles of Culture and, under the sponsorship of the government of Rio Grande do Norte and the “Alliance for Progress” (a program of North American origin), became community literacy possible.

Scene from “As 40 horas de Angicos”, today’s episode (16), at 21h, on TVT (© Sesc / TV – reproduction)

“Getting the participants to learn to read and write and, moreover, to become politicized in 40 hours constituted the fundamental objectives of the experience. This aroused enormous curiosity, which is why the work of Freire and the students of Rio Grande do Norte traveled the world. In Angicos, observers, education specialists and journalists were present not only from the main media in Brazil, but also from abroad ”, adds the professor.

Centennial Series

The series also has the episodes “O exílio” (about the period lived by Paulo Freire in Switzerland after the 1964 coup), “From Pátio do Colégio to Pedagogia do Oprimido” (which addresses his return to Brazil) and “O mundo não it is, it is being ”(regarding the bases of the educator’s training). The musical group Cia do Tijolo and the singer and composer Chico César participate in the latter. In addition to Saturdays at 9 pm, the program will be aired by TVT on Sundays at 2pm.

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire would reach the centenary of his birth this year. He was born in Recife, on September 19, 1921. The patron of Brazilian education died on May 2, 1997, in São Paulo.

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Festival brings together films, music and debate to debate human rights




São Paulo – The Human Rights Culture Festival, DH Fest, will bring together films, debates and musical performances, starting this Sunday (7), for free and virtually. The program, which runs until the 14th, aims to expand the cultural look at themes related to human rights. And it also sounds like a manifestation of the union of society to face the attack on rights, constantly promoted by the Bolsonaro government.

In the musical area, among the confirmed are the singer Chico César and the rapper Tássia Reis. In the debate cycle, Minas Gerais writer Conceição Evaristo, filmmaker Tata Amaral, activist Ailton Krenak and photographer Sebastião Salgado will also be present.

Festival organizers say that the proposal came about when the presence of guidelines related to human rights was noticed in national films awarded in 2020. “The films that had the most visibility, media force, repercussions had themes related to human rights. Then we will put these films together and create the festival of festivals ”, explained Francisco Cesar Filho, curator of the event, to the journalist Marilu Cabañas, from Current Brazil Radio.

The journalist and writer Bianca Santana, who is also present in the event’s grid, says that the covid-19 pandemic made the theme even more necessary. “It is a beautiful program. People are all connected looking for joint actions. Without new alliances, we will not be able to get out of this hole. This partnership between the Vladimir Herzog Institute and Sesc is important for conducting conversations that are inspiring ”, he said.

Festival schedule

The opening of the Festival of Culture in Human Rights, on Sunday, will be with a show by Chico César, at 19h. On Monday (8), the International Women’s Day, there will be a special agenda focused on the theme, with the screening of the film Kunhangue Arandu – The Wisdom of Women“.

On the same day, the debate “Women and resistance: narratives to break silences” will also take place, at 5 pm, with Conceição Evaristo and pedagogue Maria Clara Araújo, and mediation by journalist Semayat Oliveira. The day will end with the singer Tássia Reis.

During the week, the festival will also show 11 feature films, including the winner of the Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, The Mountain Range of Dreams, by Patrício Guzmán. The Chilean filmmaker will also participate in the debate “My north is the south: Latin American portraits in cinema”, on Thursday (11), at 5 pm.

The program also features 26 short films and, in music, the repertoire will also include the collective Baile em Chernobyl, formed by artists who use funk to empower peripheral youth. Indian rapper Kunumi MC closes the event on the 14th.

On the 13th, at 5 pm, the debate “We are the land: the rights of nature and the future of humanity” will be held, which will receive the activist and writer Ailton Krenak and the award-winning photographer Sebastião Salgado, who will reflect on the challenges and the urgency to think of the rights of nature as human rights.

The event is held in partnership with Sesc, the Ação de Rua project – SP, the Ethos Institute and the Vladimir Herzog Institute, together with the Free Journalists, Mundo Pensante and Projetemos. The complete program can be seen on the official website of the event.

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