18/04/2016

Documentary inspires volunteer work

A must-see movie for volunteers is “Who Cares?” Although it was launched in 2012, the theme remains current, moving and inspiring.

Brazilian filmmaker Mara Mourão spent 40 days travelling the world to discover stories of people that make a difference in their communities through one-off actions and bring these stories to the screen. There are 18 testimonials, from people living in seven different countries: Brazil, Peru, the U.S.A., Canada, Tanzania, Switzerland and Germany.

The movie includes everything from the case of a monk who trains rats in Tanzania to find landmines and identify tuberculosis to economist Muhammad Yunus, the creator of microcredit and the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Another story with surprising creativity is that of Joaquim Melo, of Ceará, Brazil, who created a community bank to implement income generating programs and overcome poverty. It worked out so well that the bank acts in conjunction with the Neighborhood Association and even has its own currency, accepted by Brazil’s Central Bank.

See the trailer here and get inspired!

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