Release Date: 2001
DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2007
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min
This documentary profiles Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, a socialite turned social activist who runs safe houses for homeless Brazilian street children. Yvonne becomes invested in her work after police kill eight homeless youths in 1993. Working daily in some of Rio de Janeiro's toughest slums, Yvonne uses innovative techniques to reach out to children coping with poverty, AIDS and absent parents, while fighting hostile Brazilian attitudes toward the poor.
Director: Monika Treut
Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts