It’s an honor to speak to you.The project RE-ACHIEVEMENTS: WHERE THE PROBLEM LIVES is a work of disseminating data on the lives of thousands of families relocated to the Urban Collective Resettlements (RUCS), built by the company responsible for the works of one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world, Belo Monte , on the banks of the Xingu, in the middle of the Amazon forest. During a Month, the production got accurate data about the lives of these people: Who are they? Where did they come from? How are you today? And, especially, what the direct impact on their lives caused by the construction of the hydroelectric plant. It is noted that the data appear in didactic way in order to attend a general public, not limiting knowledge to a few, generally, people of greater purchasing power, studied. We divide the series, also as a way to improve the understanding of all, in three equal parts, chronologically. With this, we bring to the knowledge of the population, not only of Altamira and Xingu Region, but also to any spectator who appreciates the material. Finally, we are aware of the great service provided to society. With the series, we dismember and explain how lives can be impacted and / or even destroyed when the planning that is written down on paper is not the same in practice.
What makes this project innovative?
When we think of the project RE-ACHIEVEMENTS: WHERE THE PROBLEM LIVES, the idea was to prioritize the real characters, from beginning to end, something that, in many cases, is ignored for making an initial judgment, without knowing the cause of fact. As innovation, the didactics of individual assessment, levitation of data without inducing the interviewees, without a concept that could guide the reports to the taste, only, of the production of the material. So the series becomes special. Prioritize and value the truths of those who live them. In journalistic society, the approach on impacts to the Amazon is not always made from its inhabitants, its members. In many cases, one has a ready model, visualizing the problem from the outside. We innovate with the series because we value the real characters. An excellent service to the Amazonians and their admirers.
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
RESULTS: WHERE THE PROBLEM LIVES, by exploring its residents as real sources of information, provides important social, collective service. Data collection was done from families relocated to resettlement. Our production has collected numbers (number of dwellers, residences, relocation dates, etc.) and with these chronologically traced the stories in order to make them accessible. In the end, the result was social mobilization. There was also a wave of protests and protests during and after the reporting, led by community leaders linked to equal rights struggles for a society, as well as protests against the company responsible for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant and the reallocation of families to the RUCS. The positive reflection on the population and the acceptance of the project in the form of TV reports made it an important social instrument of unquestionable relevance and the dissemination of accurate data on the real situation of a forgotten people.
Source and methodology
For the production of such a project, we consider three main points: Who are the people relocated to the Resettlements ?; Under what conditions do they live today ?; and, What are the future prospects? From these points, we collected population mapping data (number of inhabitants, houses, violence rates, social projects to improve the community, etc.). One of our sources was the company Norte Energia itself, responsible for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant and the relocation of the families to the resettlements. We have also checked articles from the beginning of the construction of the hydroelectric plant to the present day, from sites of trustworthy institutions: www.folha.com.br / www.veja.com.br / www.g1.com.br / www.r7 .com.br among others. The methodology used to tie information was, solely, the valorization of the real characters (residents, adults, children, victims of violence, etc.), with the search of their lives. Each resident interviewed can tell their story and put their demands, only later, our team to find out which points should be explored, always preserving the essence of each interviewee. In our archives, we also find reports for comparison and construction, aiming not to repeat information resulting in a work without news, so we innovate with an unprecedented work and incomparable with others who approach the subject.
The construction of the project consisted mainly in capturing data, through online surveys (news site, institutional related to the subject etc.), capture interviews with natural resources of a television production such as microphone, camcorder, annotation, lighting and the use of images at different angles in order to touch the essence of the material covered. With the raw part ready, it was followed to the editing process of the reports. As with data collection, image editing also preserved the individual stories, the testimonials of each villager, avoiding, for example, cuts that forced a particular interpretation in favor of one or the other. Finally, the use of the internet for its dissemination led to the series RE-ACHIEVEMENTS: WHERE THE PROBLEM LIVES to the knowledge of the world.
Arlito Ramos - cinegrafistaMax Weil - cinegrafistaDenise Alves - editora de textoHigor Souza - editor de imagens