Warrior of Light
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Yvonne Bezerra de Mello is an award-winning artist and human rights activist who has gained international recognition for her projects with street children in Rio de Janeiro. As the wife of a hotelier from a wealthy, traditional Brazilian family, Yvonne enjoyed the benefits of an extremely privileged lifestyle. In 1993, however, she was moved to take action by the execution of eight children by military police. Turning her back on luxuries and leisure, she founded the radical "Children of Light" project committed to the education and protection of abandoned street kids. She not only… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Heartbreaking film."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The filmmaker tramps from one indistinguishable favela to another in a mind-numbing show-and-tell of de Mello's work."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"This remarkable woman has no messianic illusions, despite her celebrity."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"De Mello's dedication is inspiring enough to speak for itself."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"When it sticks to Bezerra de Mello, who's a genuine heroine despite her joking disavowals of her importance, it's riveting."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A powerful film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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