City of Hope: A Children’s Story documents the stark life of Brazil’s favela (slums) children, and is a feature-length documentary capturing the lives of displaced children caught in a seemingly unending web of drugs, violence, prostitution, sexual slavery and deliberate acts to exterminate these unwanted children. In a country with an enlightened government, it is also a film of hope and salvation as both government and Brazil’s affluent private sector work to save these children.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I received this email this morning from Mellissa Briley. I happen to be Greek and she is living in Greece and viewed this blog on Linkedin. I am very touched that she is moved by the story "City of Hope: A Children's Story". We continue to seek funds to shoot this film and have set up a link to PayPal for any contributions that anyone feels that they might want to make.
Mellissa Briley has sent you a message.
Subject: Thank you!
Thank you for connecting. :) I was just checking out your website and was very touched.
I'm an American living in Greece and I have seen and heard much. Many young girls are kidnapped from the Balkans and put into sex rings. Four year old children are forced to beg on the streets and are beaten if they do not return to the "boss" with money. It is such a huge problem and I fear people are ignorant about it.
Looking at your work has inspired me to sit down and organize these encounters. Perhaps we could collaborate in the future?
All the best,
City of Hope: A Children's Story
- Kimberly Switzgable
- Princeton, New Jersey, United States
- I grew up in Princeton, NJ. Spent my summers on Fire Island and Deer Isle Maine, riding my horse , traveling and exploring Princeton University. I fell in love with film at any early age and decided to go to film school. I've been able to combine my love of horses with the love of filmmaking. I also love to read what ever I can get my hands on. I found that I've excelled at still photography and love to watch people.