Images from Brazil: “Don't Shoot”


“Don't Shoot” by Tatiana Cardeal

Brazilian photographer and social activist, Tatiana Cardeal has posted a set of photographs related to the youth outreach program, Afroreggae. In this picture, Cardeal explains:

Here is Afroreggae group playing at the meeting, inside the headquarters of the military police of Rio de Janeiro, where they did a collective show, trying to approach the military policemen from the favela's people. A very very difficult challenge for both sides.

The Afroreggae website explains the group's objectives. (Scroll down for English translation)

Since the beginning and until the present day the objective that defined our institutional mission was clear: To offer a cultural and artistic formation for the youth living in the favelas (shantytowns/ slums) as a means for them to create their own citizenship and have access to alternatives to narco-trafficking and menial jobs, and to furthermore transform themselves and empower other youths along the way.

Finally, more information can be found about the musical group and social movement at The Independent.

1 comment

  • The same old picture again: police is a “threat” to a pacific music show at the favelas..
    When our social artist will realize that police is in the right side of the game. If there´s bad cops, they must be in jail.
    But drug-smugglers are not community friends, definetely.

    “Don´t Shoot”. As all policemen fires against innocent people. That´s not the real logic, nor the reality.
    All people here in Brazil supports the use of the military against drug-dealers assassins…

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