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Entries in South America (9)


BRAZIL: The Conditioned

Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed by his poetry and wanting to help him with his dream of publishing a book, she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. Neither could have expected what happened next.

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"We started a journey to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil in our old and rusty Landrover. We brought our DSLR cameras and some gear to capture every great moment of this trip. Lots of winds, emptiness, pampas, bustling cities, animals, deserts and waterfalls — all wrapped up in just under 6 min. Enjoy the ride! — Vincent Urban, Filmmaker

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Imagine blitzing across the Peruvian Andes, hustling through Ecuadorian deserts and Colombian plains, cruising through Venezuela’s Caribbean coastline and plunging into the depths of the Guyanese Amazonian jungle in just under 3 weeks, and 8,000 km. That’s The Inca Rally. Combine this with the fundraising inherent in the participation fee, for nonprofits such as EveryChild, Incawasi and Survival, and optional volunteer service projects along the way... that's adventure with a purpose.

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PARAGUAY: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic is a documentary about a musical orchestra in the slums of Caterua, Paraguay, that gives a whole new meaning to the word "recycling." In this orchestra, the young musicians play instruments made from trash. Violins, cellos, and wind instruments are crafted from scrap wood, oil drums, and discarded tools found at the Caterua landfill. Watch these muscians turn garbage into music.


MISSION — See the Planet, Change the World

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