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Life Series
The Posse

Rap group in Sao Paulo, Brazil, expresses social problems.


A printer-friendly version of this page 24 minutes
Directed by Steve Bradshaw
Produced by Television Trust for the Environment
Series Editor: Robert Lamb
Executive Producer: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin



This episode of Life is the story of a group of friends trying to make it in the world's most socially divided society, Brazil. They call themselves 'The Posse' and they live in Sao Paulo, in one of Brazil's 2500 favelas or urban slums.

The Posse is centered around a rap group whose songs explain the inequalities of life in Brazil today. Its members include schoolkids, the unemployed, social activists and university students.

Beyond the boundaries of the favela, the program films with those who live in even worse conditions, in rat-infested city shelters for the homeless, as well as with the new urban elites: lawyers and a young man who has just made millions from an internet company.

Even if kids like those in The Posse do -- against all odds -- win a place at university, educators, economists and lawyers explain, social differences may stop them becoming part of the elites who stand to benefit most from Brazil's rapidly growing and globalizing economy.

The producer of this program has collected extensive resources at www.tve.org/life/archive/life15main.html

The other titles in the series are:

1. Life: The Story So Far - How the globalized world economy affects ordinary people.

2. Geraldo Off-Line - Globalized economy affects Brazilian factory worker.

3. From Docklands to Dhaka - English MD travels to Bangladesh to improve community health.

4. An Act of Faith: The Phelophepa Health Train - A group of health professionals tours the most deprived regions of South Africa providing care.

5. The Philadelphia Story - Globalized economy affects American jobs.

6. The Boxer - Young male looks to escape Mexican poverty by becoming a boxer in the United States.

7. The Seattle Syndrome - Were the WTO protesters right in their effort to protect workers and the environment from exploitation?

8. The Right to Choose - Women are denied human rights in Ethiopia and northern Nigeria.

9. At the End of a Gun: Women and War - The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.

10. The Summit - The UN General Assembly meets to review progress on social justice worldwide.

11. All Different, All Equal - Examines progress in women's rights globally.

12. India Inhales - Activists combat tobacco companies that target India.

13. The Silver Age - Growing population of elderly worldwide seeks purpose and care.

14. The Cost of Living - AIDS drugs unaffordable in developing countries.

16. Credit Where Credit is Due - Micro-credit organization in Bangladesh provides loans to village poor.

17. Regopstaan's Dream - Bushmen fight to live on ancestral land in South Africa.

18. Untouchable? - The caste system and bonded labor are still alive and well in India.

19. Because They're Worth It - Micro-credit, education, health information, and hope provided to impoverished Chinese.

20. For a Few Pennies More - Iodine deficiency causes health problems in Indonesia.

21. In the Name of Honour - Kurdish women fight for their rights in Northern Iraq.

22. God Among the Children - Community organization works with at-risk youth in Boston.

23. Without Rights - Palestinians are denied human rights.

24. Lost Generations - Poor health and poverty condemn people in India to sub-standard lives.

25. Educating Lucia - The odds are against girls getting an education in Zimbabwe and throughout much of Africa.

26. A-OK? - Examines prospects for Vitamin A distribution programs in Guatemala and Ghana necessary for children's health.

27. Bolivian Blues - Explores the success of new initiative to reduce widespread poverty.

28. The Outsiders - Explores the moral and economic dilemmas that adolescents face in the Ukraine today.

29. The Debt Police - Uganda seeks external debt relief and fights internal corruption.

30. The On-going Story - Final episode examines the international community's commitment to linking social and economic development with human rights.

NOTE: A second series called City Life is now available.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000     Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-479-6     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-863-4




Reviews
"Documents the tenacity of Sao Paulo's most impoverished residents in their struggle to overcome the limitations of shocking deprivation."
Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


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The Posse


"Documents the tenacity of Sao Paulo's most impoverished residents in their struggle to overcome the limitations of shocking deprivation." Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


Links
www.tve.org/life/archive (Producer's web site)
www.tve.org/life/archive/life15main.html


Subjects
Anthropology
At-risk Youth
Brazil
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations


Related Titles

City Life
Explores Sao Paolo in introduction to series examining the effects of globalization on people and cities.

Doing the Right Thing
Porto Alegre, Brazil has benefited from urban revitalization.

Ramiro Garcia in Peru
Social change is possible through the arts and humor.

Life and Debt
Economics and the murder of street children in Rio de Janeiro.

Victor "Gotti" Cherry in New York
A former gang leader now works with troubled youth.

Youth and the Global Village
How much do teens have in common worldwide?

The Story of Pintinho
A young Brazilian athlete hopes soccer will be his ticket out of poverty.

Youth and the Future
Teens worldwide consider their futures. What impact will Western culture have?

God Among the Children
Community organization works with at-risk youth in Boston.

Geraldo Off-Line
The globalized economy affects Brazilian factory worker.


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