Warrior of Light
WARRIOR OF LIGHT shot on location in Brazil is a feature-length documentary on Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, award-winning artist and human-rights activist who has gained international recognition for her work with street children in Rio. The film recounts how a woman turned her back on a wealthy lifestyle, driven into action by the execution of 8 streetkids by military police in 1993. In subsequent years Yvonne’s struggle to better the lives of endangered and abandoned children has led her to found "Projeto Uere" ("Children of Light") a radical project committed to protection and education of kids who live in the streets and slums of Rio which has brought her into conflict with Brazil’s wealthy elite. Toronto // Montreal // Palm Springs // Berlin // Munich // Thessaloniki // Rio de Janeiro // Sao Paulo // Cambridge // Jerusalem // Taipei // Lisbon // Porto // New York // Hong Kong and others.
- Director Monika Treut
- Director of Photography Elfi Mikesch
- Editor Andrew Bird
- Compositing Richard Borowski