New York Premiere and Panel Discussion of “When Home is the Street”

A documentary film by award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Thereza Jessouroun chronicling the lives of street children in Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City

Equity for Children at The New School

presents the New York movie premiere and Q&A panel discussion of:




The process of reintegrating youth, who are living a grim existence on urban streets, into mainstream society requires deep and consistent love and compassion.

Award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Thereza Jessouroun chronicles the realities of young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico who live on the streets.  The film “When Home is the Street” shows how the love of dedicated educators influenced a group of homeless children to leave the streets and restore their opportunities for a meaningful and secure future.  The filmmaker and project researchers boldly ask us to contemplate the humanity of those who are sometimes most invisible among us and to remind us of the transformative role that compassion – within ourselves, our institutions, and our societies – can have in the lives of disadvantaged youth.

The film provides a voice for many children and young adults living in dire conditions of poverty, and aims to look for viable solutions based on the chronicled personal experiences.

Event Agenda
5:30 – 5:40 PM: Introduction by Mary Watson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Management at Milano, The New School

5:40 – 6:15 PM: Screening of “When Home is the Street”

6:15 – 6:40 PM: Panel Discussion with Irene Rizzini, Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI at PUC-RIO) and contributor to the film; and Roger Hart, Professor of Psychology and Geography, PhD Program of Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Co-Director, Children’s Environments Research Group

6:40 – 7:00 PM: Q&A Session with Audience

7:00 – 7:30 PM: Refreshments to be Served


* To view a trailer of the film, please CLICK HERE *


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