At the initiative of ATD Fourth World Movement, over one thousand people from five continents, who face the violence of poverty every day, shared their pain, their resistance and their initiatives. They shared their knowledge and their proposals with academics, public officials and others active in this field.
This film presents the violence of contempt, of being considered useless, of seeing ones rights to learn, to decent housing, to healthcare, to family life being endlessly violated. Sometimes it is aid itself which is so maladjusted that it becomes violent.
Breaking this silence concerns us all. It starts by recognising the courage of those who resist this violence and supporting their efforts. Because these men and women struggle tirelessly to build peace.
You can use this video for an event on October 17. It is a good tool to get into the international theme of this World Day for Overcoming Poverty.