“Right now I want to scream”; this cry of urgency is how Vanessa Félix, mother of 8 year old Ágatha, shot by the police in Rio de Janeiro, September 2019, closes her interview in this film that connects two worlds: the marginalised black communities of Cité Soleil and Rio. 

Right Now I Want to Scream builds on another film, It Stays with You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti (2018)*, by Irish directors Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Wills. Both films aim to provide platforms for residents of marginalised communities to tell their stories. The films also critique public security policies by the Bolsonaro government and by UN peacekeeping troops in Haiti, under Brazilian military command.

Others interviewed include community leaders from Mothers of Manguinhos, Redes da Maré, and Women in Action in Alemão; experts from Fiocruz, the leading public health institute in Latin America, the international human rights NGO Conectas; and a Rio de Janeiro police officer.

Following the film, there will be a Panel discussion with filmmakers of Right Now I Want to Scream:

Interviewer – Vanessa Ross, Project Manager Safewater, Ulster University.

Filmmakers – Cahal McLaughlin, QUB, and Siobhán Wills, Ulster University.

This is a free event and will be shown via the QFT Player. To find out more and book tickets, click ‘Buy Tickets’.