THE COLIBRI MAN (“Kolibrimannen”)
Gregory Smith was the target for a new documentary film made by Norwegian National Television (NRK 1), screened last Monday.
Norwegian National Television.NRK’s follow-up on Gregory Smith and CARF’s decade of work with street children and other at-risk children in Brazil, is the latest documentary film in NRK’s weekly series “FAKTOR”. “Colibri Man” is a strong and emotional film about a man who has shown that it is possible to turn street children from “cockroaches” into unique and beautiful Hummingbirds.
“FAKTOR” - NRK 1, Monday, January 10th. at 19.55hrs. or online now!
In the left photo, Sandra is seen sitting on a park bench on the famous Praça da Sé in São Paulo, surrounded by other abandoned street children. That was back in 1993, when she spent almost three years of her life living on the streets. Today, she lives an independent life together with her husband Marcio and their little son Patrick.
In FAKTOR subject matter is important, and is focused on through the stories of engaged individuals who’s lives and experiences evolve around the subject matter. Through journalistic focusing, FAKTOR brings viewers closer to these people, their pursuits and the environments which they live and work in, so that their stories are given a wider perspective than just one of individual destiny. FAKTOR’s choice of theme and personality offers insight into a unique milieu and normally invites the viewers to reflect over the stories being told, which are usually anchored in Norwegian reality to create easy identification and recognition. They also tell us something about the country they represent.
The film is now available for online viewing on the NRK web site (in Norwegian).The programme series is called FAKTOR and the programme date 10.01.05.
Enjoy the film!
In connection with the film screening, the Norwegian Newspaper, BT-Bergens Tidende is running an online chat/discussion session with Gregory Smith, starting on Tuesday, January 11th. at 13.00hrs. Here you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the theme or person depicted in NRK’s documentary film.
CLICK HERE to send your message or question to Gregory Smith or to read exsisting messages. You may write Norwegian, English or Portuguese.
To read about the background and making of this film, please visit an earlier article on this Blog called, “FOLLOW-UP BY NORWEGIAN TV”