Warrior of Light
Warrior of Light (2003)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 12, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Heartbreaking film.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

The filmmaker tramps from one indistinguishable favela to another in a mind-numbing show-and-tell of de Mello's work.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

This remarkable woman has no messianic illusions, despite her celebrity.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

De Mello's dedication is inspiring enough to speak for itself.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

When it sticks to Bezerra de Mello, who's a genuine heroine despite her joking disavowals of her importance, it's riveting.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A powerful film.

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