“Why is the IOC not taking away the Games from a city, if human rights are violated?”
“Why are Mega Sporting Events going to countries which allow bad things to happen?”
“Why did the TV stations in Brazil not talk about the evictions in Vila Autodromo and tell the other people to do something about it?”
These were some of the questions asked by 220 children today (Friday Sept 30) at a special screening of our award-winning film The Fighter at the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival.
The sold-out event saw kids between the ages of 12 and 14 from nine different schools watch the story of 12-year-old Naomy who saw her community of Vila Autodromo hit by 600 forced evictions in the build-up to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Their questions reflected their understanding and shock at what they witnessed.
“I thought it was really interesting that, after watching The Fighter the kids asked the same questions that we are asking the IOC and FIFA! I found this really motivating and refreshing,” said Terre des Hommes senior research coordinator Marianne Meier.
You can watch The Fighter in full here.