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Keep Walking: I Am An Indian, I Am A Brazilian, Part 4 Of 6 Inspirational Films From Brazil (VIDEO)

25/06/2013 17:39 BST | Updated 26/06/2013 15:11 BST
Fernando De Borthole

Many people rebel against their upbringing, some more than others. For Eurico Baniwa, he left his home in the Amazon rainforest, learnt a new language and headed for the big city.

Watch Eurico's inspirational story of battling the odds in search of an education and a new life below. Against his family's better judgement he graduated from college and forged a new life in the city.



This film was hand-picked as a winning entry by City Of God director Fernando Meirelles, in a series of brand new films supported by Johnnie Walker called The Walkers.

Meirelles chose the winning entries for the six short-feature films produced via crowdsourcing:

“As a filmmaker, I have always been moved by the Keep Walking spirit; after all, it was not easy to produce a movie in Brazil. The boldness of giving the brand’s voice to independent producers had me right away,” says the director, who was excited to see the progress of Brazil and real-life Brazilians, such as community dwellers, natives and street artists, portrayed on the big screen.

Watch this space for the fifth film in the series of six.