, documentary, 50 min - available on DVD
In the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil - a world capital for sex tourism - a couple of determined women decided they would try to break the cycle of domestic violence and get kids off the streets. Hummingbird goes onto the streets and sees the harsh reality these kids face and shows how these programs help break the cycle, giving people a chance.
After reading an article about the child sex trafficking industry, Holly Mosher began to research this little talked about problem. During that search, she came across two remarkable programs that work directly with street children in the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil - a worldwide hub for sex tourism.
Hummingbird goes onto the street to see the reality of these kids, and then goes into the programs to see just how these high risk kids can be helped. Although the recovery process is slow - it can be successful.
The film follows the story of Adriana, a girl who left home at the age of six and had a daughter at age 11. She matter-of-factly tells how street life is and how the program worked for her. We also see the root of the problem, which starts with violence at home.
The kids are running away from this reality, only to find what waits for them is a life with little hope.
After seeing the cycle that leads kids to the street, the programs began addressing family issues at the root of the problem to combat them, often successfully, from all sides.
In Recife, a few determined women decided they would try to make a difference in their community. And as Cecy recounts the fable of the lion and the hummingbird, which inspired her to open this program, we see how we could all do our part within our communities to try to make this world a better place to live.
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