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Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio is a documentary film about a life-changing experience for a group of girls from the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the Favela Street Girls, who are chosen to represent Brazil during the Street Child World Cup 2014. The girls, who have faced crime, violence and social problems during their lives, and their coaches work hard to become a winning team. Their journey to the unknown finally rewards them with much more.

From the 27th of March to the 5th of April 2014, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, the second ever Street Child World Cup took place in Rio de Janeiro. The Street Child World Cup united teams of street children, girls and boys, from up to 19 countries, drawing from a network of outstanding projects, all campaigning for the rights of street children. This ensured that street children’s voices were heard and that they had the chance to play in the festival of football.

Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio is the sequel to Streetkids United, the documentary film that captured the South African team at the first ever Street Child World Cup in Durban in 2010. That event saw eight teams of homeless children from around the world competing for their own trophy.

Visit the Favela Street website for more information about the Favela Street Girls.

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STREET CHILD WORLD CUP

Across the world millions of children live and work on the streets. The Street Child World Cup is a global campaign for street children to receive the protection and opportunities that all children deserve. Through football, art and the only international street child conference, the Street Child World Cup’s aim is to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children. This is more than a game.

In 2014 the beautiful game of football returned to its spiritual home Brazil. From the 27th of March to the 5th of April 2014, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, the second ever Street Child World Cup took place in Rio de Janeiro. The Street Child World Cup united teams of street children, girls and boys, from up to 19 countries, drawing from a network of outstanding projects, all campaigning for the rights of street children. This ensured that street children’s voices were heard and that they had the chance to play in the festival of football.

LEGACY

The Street Child World Cup targets a threefold legacy: for the individual participants, for the chosen project and for each national campaign.

The Street Child World Cup has chosen 20 outstanding partner projects each of which supported the children who took part, before, during, and after the Street Child World Cup in Brazil. The Street Child World Cup was a life changing experience for these children. It is essential that it forms part of their on-going personal development that they are supported now they have returned home as ambassadors and children’s champions.

The Street Child World Cup provided a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of and new support for the work of the partner projects. Capacity building and raising the profile of high quality street child NGO’s formed the second tier of the Street Child World Cup threefold legacy. As part of this, in September 2013 an international summit in the UK for grassroots street child practitioners was held to share key learning and best practices with each other.

The Street Child World Cup transforms public perceptions of street children. The media coverage and high level of interest created by the Street Child World Cup places street children in the spotlight. Each partner project had identified specific local issues (that transform these children’s lives) and how they will use participation to realize these.

All of these strands come under the global campaign I AM SOMEBODY that is led by the street children involved.

Visit the Street Child World Cup website for more information.

NEWS

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PRODUCERS

Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio is a UK/Dutch/Brazilian co-production by three successful and dedicated production houses.

TEAM

The team of Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio comprises of involved, experienced and awarded producers and crew.

Maria Clara

Director

The director, Maria Clara Costa, is one of the rising stars of Brazilian cinema, who works as a director, editor, and producer. Her credits include Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam and Bamboozled, Disappearing Acts, the Academy Award winning Election, as well as numerous advertising productions for Saatchi & Saatchi. A native of Rio de Janeiro, she was a first assistant director at age seventeen working on various films and television projects in Brazil. She has worked with Fernando Meirelles, the director of City of God and his production company O2 Productions.

Stephen Daldry

Executive producer

Stephan Daldry is an English theatre and film director as well as a three-time Academy Award and Tony Award winning director. He is also notable for having his first four feature films that he has directed go on to be nominated for Best Director and/or Best Picture at the Academy Awards. These films are Billy Elliot (2000), The Hours (2002), The Reader (2008) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011). His fifth feature film Trash was launch in 2014.

Beeban Kidron

Executive Director

Beeban Kidron is an English film director. She has directed Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and Bridget Jones Diary II. On 25 June 2012, she was created a life peer as Baroness Kidron, of Angel in the London Borough of Islington, and was introduced in the House of Lords the following day. She was appointed on the recommendation of the House of Lords Appointments Commission and sits as a crossbencher. She is the joint founder of the education charity FILMCLUB, which helps schools with after-school clubs in the United Kingdom. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University in 2010 for her contribution to education. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honors for services to drama.

Mike Downey

Producer

Mike Downey founded the UK-based independent production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) in 2000. Educated at the Universities of Warwick, Paris III (Sorbonne-Nouvelle), and Paris X (Nanterre), he spent most of the eighties as a theatre director and producer in France, Germany, the former Yugoslavia and the U.K., and the nineties as the publisher of the Moving Pictures International group of media publications. F&ME is a supporter of the White Ribbon Alliance and Mike Downey is one of the UK Trustees of the White Ribbon Alliance charity.

Jamillah van der Hulst

Producer

Jamillah van der Hulst founded JaJa Film Productions in 2012. This production company’s main goal is to produce films that will open people’s eyes. She was one of the producers of the feature film Lilet Never Happened. The movie was selected for the international competition of more than 20 Film Festivals including Dutch Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, International Film Festival India, International Film Festival Manhattan, Cinekid, Kristiansand International Film Festival for Children & Youth and Buster Film Festival Denmark. The film won 16 international awards.

Conrad Alleblas

Producer

Conrad Alleblas co-founded JaJa Film Productions in 2012. Until 1994, he focused on his sports career in speed skating and cycling. In 1995 he became the manager-trainer of the speed skating team of Olympic Champion Bart Veldkamp. Afterwards he took up the position as General Manager of Bart Veldkamp Sport & Business Consultancy, a sports agency for management, consultancy and events. He continued these activities in 2004 in his own company World of Sport. In the years after he took up managerial positions with Right To Play Netherlands (Director, 2004-2008), Vereniging Sport Utrecht (Director, 2009-2014) and Witsenburg Natural Products (Operational Director, from 2014).

Sam Taylor

Producer

Sam Taylor is Founder & Owner of Film and Music Entertainment. She co-founded the company with Mike Downey in 2000. Her first feature film as a producer was Milcho Manchevski's Academy Award nominee Before the Rain (1994) which won the Golden Lion in Venice. Following this success, she produced Benjamin Ross' feature debut The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995) and then Sweet Angel Mine (1996). After a brief excursion into the art world working with Sam Taylor-Wood on her video installation ‘Pent-Up’ she produced ‘Under the Stars’ before forming F&ME.

Walkiria Barbossa

Co-producer

Co-founding Total Entertainment in 1998 to make films for all ages and all classes, Walkiria Barbosa produced the highest-grossing domestic film since the Brazilian renaissance: Daniel Filho’s If I Were You 2, which scored 6.1 million admissions last year. Barbosa’s other hits include Jorge Fernando’s Sexo, Amor E Traicao and the Brazilian version of High School Musical. Walkiria is the executive director of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the director of RioMarket, the business section of the event.

Marcelo Guerra

Co-producer

Marcelo Guerra is the Executive Director of Total Entertainment. Total Entertainment is a production company founded in 1998, in Rio de Janeiro. Its field of work is the media market, developing products for film, television and mobile telephony, with guaranteed distribution through reputable companies in the Brazilian market and abroad.

Alexandre Mandarino

DOP

Alexandre Mandarino is an actor and cinematographer, known for Chamas da Vida (2008), Contramão (2010) and Streetkids United II - The Girls from Rio (2015).

Rodrigo Séllos

Editor

Rodrigo Séllos was one of the editors of Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio. He is also the founder of Caos e Cinema.

Rená Tardin

Editor

Rená Tardin was one of the editors of Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio.

Ayu Lestari

Music supervisor

Ayu Lestari is a creative soul, a philosophical outkast, using music to express her unique style and vision. Being a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ayu is always creating and blending different kind of genres. As a composer & (song)writer she is able to expose her true passion: telling stories based on life experiences.

CREW & SUPPLIERS

Line Producers
 
  THIAGO PAVARINO
FELIPE GENES
Production Coordinator   AURÉLIO DE LA PEÑA
Production Assistant   JOICE TAVARES
Camera Operator   FERNANDO PEREIRA
Camera Assistant   LUIS HENRIQUE PADILHO
Additional Footage   ANTONIA EKLUND
Sound Mixers
 
  LAILA RUGGERI
ADRIANO GUERRA
Driver   ELISABETH ROLO GOMES
Marketing (Brazil)
 
  FLAVIA GOULART
MARIANA BOTAFOGO
Controller (Brazil)   EDLENE DE SOUZA BARBOSA
Production Manager (UK)   TANJA LUNARDELLI
Colorist   GWYN EVANS
Sound Editor   BEN YOUNG
Music Editing   TOM NEWICK
Music Supervisor   AYU LESTARI
Musicians
 
 
 
 
  AYU LESTARI
BATUQUE BATUCADA
JUNINHO VG
LG
SANNE COUPRIE
Photographers
 
  MARCO HOFSTÉ
ROBIN UTRECHT

Aerial Drone Images   GAIVOTA.TV
Digital Processing And Delivery
 
  CAUCASIAN FILM POST.
MOTION PICTURE SOLUTIONS
Editing Facilities   CAOS E CINEMA
Music Recording Studio
 
  AFROREGGAE MUSIC STUDIO
SOUNDWISE
Audio Post Production   THE POSTMEN
Translations   NCP HOLLAND
Accountant (UK)   ANITA DANINO
Legal Services   HARBOTTLE AND LEWIS

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SPONSORS

Streetkids United II – The Girls From Rio could not have been realized without the generosity and the dedication of the sponsors who supported the film project from the very beginning.

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