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Films: Doing the Right Thing & Another World is Possible
Date Tuesday June 01
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
World Centric
2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto
http://www.worldcentric.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAseem Das
Porto Alegre, capital of Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, was once a run-of-the-mill, dirty, Brazilian port city. But an amazing transformation has taken place: unemployment has fallen, public transportation is now excellent, and poor neighborhoods have improved dramatically. These changes are thanks to a process of direct democracy known as the 'Participatory Budget' scheme that's giving all Porte Alegre's citizens a say in how their city is run. 27 min, 2002

In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers, and labor gathered for the World Social Forum an international event covered extensively by the media in other parts of the world, was virtually ignored by the US press. The film presents a sampling of the issues and events at this enormous and creative gathering, featuring speakers such as Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Kevin Danaher, Wolfgang Sachs, and Rigoberta Menchu. 24 min, 2002
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