1. Residents from the "lower areas" of Asuncion, Paraguay are facing harsh conditions when the rain hits their neighborhood.
    The first of a series of inspirational life stories of people living in the Bañado Sur slum, Asuncion, Paraguay.
    Special prize of the jury at Green Vision Film Festival, Russia
    Best documentary short at Festiverd, Venezuela
    Realized by Andrea Ruffini
    Organization Miguel Gonzalez
    Assistant Roque Gonzalez
    Music Tomorrow - Bensound.com
    Here to watch the others stories: Life Stories from the Bañado Sur, Asuncion, Paraguay

    Produced by CHÁKE OU I consortium, funded by The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam, Plan, UNDP, SEN, Finnish and Paraguayan Red Cross.

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  2. Izabel visits her house five months after the floods in the Bañado Sur district, Asuncion, Paraguay
    Izabel visita su casa cinco meses después de la inundación en el Bañado Sur de Asuncion, Paraguay
    Special prize of the jury at Green Vision Film Festival, Russia
    Premio especial del Jurado en Festival de Cine Green Vision, Russia
    Best documentary short at Festiverd, Venezuela
    Mejor corto documental, Festiverd, Venezuela.
    Realized by Andrea Ruffini
    Assistant Roque Gonzalez
    Music Chris Zabriskie - Oskar Schuster
    Produced by the CHÁKE OU I consortium in Paraguay, funded by The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam, Plan, Finnish and Paraguayan Red Cross.

    # vimeo.com/106926203 Uploaded
  3. "We raised our children by working hard. I have about 50 grandchildren now. As the saying goes, 'you can't stop working just because you're old'. So, I often say, life is sad and unpleasant, but you don't have to give up... you don't have to give up. You must struggle, you must go on and keep your spirit up. So, this is my life" Otilia, 70 years old, Bañado Sur slum, Asuncion, Paraguay.

    From the series: "Bañado Sur life stories"
    Realized during the project Chake Ou

    Realized by Andrea Ruffini
    with the collaboration of Beatrice Albertazzi

    Assistant: Roque Gonzalez
    Organization: Miguel Gonzalez
    Musica: Pachabelly - Huma-Huma

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  4. Dreaming of a better place to live with his children, Hector tells us about his community's self-funded attempt to fight against floods.
    A series of inspirational life stories of people living in the Bañado Sur slum, Asuncion, Paraguay.
    Realized by Andrea Ruffini
    Organization Miguel Gonzalez
    Assistant Roque Gonzalez
    Music ChrisZabriskie.com
    Click Here to watch the others stories:
    http://is.gd/banadosurstories (english, more coming soon)
    http://is.gd/historias (español)
    CHÁKE OU project:
    Chake Ou is a Disaster Risk Reduction project in the vulnerable Bañado Sur district of Paraguay's capital Asuncion, funded by The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam, Plan, UNDP, SEN, Finnish and Paraguayan Red Cross.
    "Chake Ou" means "Be Prepared" in Guarani, Paraguay's second official language.

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Life Stories from the Bañado Sur, Asuncion, Paraguay

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Inspirational Life's stories from the Bañado Sur slum, Paraguay
Realized during the project Chake Ou by Andrea Ruffini
with the collaboration of Beatrice Albertazzi
Assistant: Roque Gonzalez
Organization: Miguel Gonzalez

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