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Favela Images

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I love these favela images by Fernando Alan.
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Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 11:57 AM
Just seeing images like this make me feel sad that there are people out there living the way they do. Favelas can be defined as the "slums" or ghettos. Favelas are built on hillsides and they tend to have very poor history with the police. Since the favelas are considered to be the slum area, the government provides very little assistance, and if you were to visit the favelas, you could find for example some very poor and dangerous wiring from the local people wire-tapping.
Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 11:42 PM

This is an incredible favela village in South America. It shows how densely the population of slums are and how they are built up on the hillside. Most favelas are built on the side if the hills which are the most unstable portions because they can't afford to have a better place in the valley and away from the mudslide and avalanche areas. Great depiction of the slums.

Richard Aitchison's curator insight, January 23, 9:41 AM

These pictures are what they do not want you to see in Brazil. These are shocking pictures that most American's could never believe in possible in the a big city like Rio. Favela as these neighborhoods as called, are frequently where some of the poorest people in the country live. In these places there is almost no rules as much of the police does not even attempt to go into these areas. These are dangerous places fill with drugs and violence, mostly based on desperation to survive. A government that promised so much to the poor in the country has been corrupt and unable to help and has made things worse. The socioeconomic split in Brazil is drastic and there seems to be no end in sight. Imagine seeing some of these images in New York City, Miami, Chicago, or Boston. First off the danger of the way these homes are built, on the side of hills one on top of each other. The awful living conditions and danger of violence has led to many a hopeless situation. Take a look at these pictures because when you watch many events on TV (world cup, Brazilian soccer games or the summer Olympics) most of the images were left out. 

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Landfill Harmonic


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Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:19 PM
After seeing this video, I have come to realize that here in America, we take so much for granted and complain about the smallest of things that do not go the way wanted, most Americans always want the newest and best of things whether it be cars, houses or electronics. Here in this video, you can just see the happiness these kids have and the joy that is brought to their lives using junk, literally junk. Their instruments are made from broken instruments or pieces of garbage picked from the landfill that could make the instruments. The fact that they are poor, live in slums and can have such joy in their lives, should be an eye opener for us here in America so that we stop taking our lives for granted and realize if people can be poor and find joy out of junk, then we can stop being selfish and take pride and joy in what we have even if it is not the newest and greatest thing on the market.
Richard Aitchison's curator insight, January 23, 11:07 AM

A really awesome idea that gives all that watch this video some hope. We often times see pictures, read articles, or watch movies on the "slums" and think often how bad it is there. While there is no doubt the living conditions are not great these people turn something that could be so hopeless and bring beauty to it. The beauty of music from the instruments they made our of trash is amazing! This is an uplifting project and one that hopefully could spread around the world. I saw that this video was from 2012 and hope to do more research on this topic and to see if any of this had spread to other slums. What was most amazing was how the violin cost more than some of the houses in the area. It also shows the importance of recycling as opposed to just getting rid of trash. 

Christina Caruso's curator insight, February 9, 6:17 PM
In this video kids made instruments out of trash.  This area is a landfill but all the instruments are really cool. All the kids can not live without music