Right Now I Want to Scream: Police and Army Killings in Rio – the Brazil Haiti Connection

Directed By: Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Wills⎥ UK⎥ 2020⎥ 1hr 2m⎥

Synopsis:
“Right now I want to scream”; this cry of urgency is how Vanessa Félix, mother of 8 year old Ágatha, shot by the police in Rio de Janeiro, September 2019, closes her interview that connects two worlds: the marginalised black communities of Cité Soleil and Rio. Right Now I Want to Scream builds on another film, It Stays with You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti (2018)*, by Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Wills. Both films aim to provide platforms for residents of marginalised communities to tell their stories. The films also critique public security policies by the Bolsonaro government and by UN peacekeeping troops in Haiti, under Brazilian military command. Others interviewed include community leaders from Mothers of Manguinhos, Redes da Maré, and Women in Action in Alemão; experts from Fiocruz, a public health institute in Latin America, the human rights NGO Conectas; and a Rio police officer.

About the Director:

Cahal McLaughin is the Chair of Film Studies, Queens University Belfast. He directed Armagh Stories: Voices from the Gaol, Prisons Memory Archive. Premier Armagh, and We Never Give Up II, Human Rights Media Centre, Cape Town. He also co-directed We Were There, Prisons Memory Archive and It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti which won Best Director Award, Respect Human Rights Film Festival.

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