A film by Holly Mosher (Brazil & USA/2004/47:00)
This inspiring documentary explores the work of two nonprofits started by women in Recife, Brazil. Through their grassroots efforts, they help kids get off the streets, and women to break the cycle of domestic violence and to find a second chance.
About Holly Mosher
Holly Mosher is an award-winning filmmaker who brings socially conscious films to the public. After graduating with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Holly produced a number of commercials and feature films. In 2004, she made her directional debut with her award-winning documentary, Hummingbird. Afterwards, she produced two films on the pharmaceutical industry: Side Effects, starring Katherine Heigl, and Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety. She co-produced, Maybe Baby, and executive produced, Vanish of the Bees, FREE FOR ALL!, and Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes. The second film she directed, Bonsai People – The Vision of Muhammad Yunnus, aired on American Public Television. The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the top, up-and-coming independent film producers.
After reading about the child sex trafficking industry while living in Brazil in 1995, I began to research this little talked about problem. During that search, I came across two remarkable programs that work directly with street children in the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil - a worldwide hub for sex tourism. This film has received numerous awards because it not only shows a problem, but it shows amazingly simple solutions that can be implemented anywhere to help empower people to say no to violence in their lives. The film has inspired four volunteers to join the groups in the program. It has been used in many schools as an educational tool. Hummingbird is a timeless film that can be used to raise awareness and inspire change.