Documentary about sustainable entrepreneurship is launched in Rio de Janeiro

By ONU Brasil Translated by Patricia Basseto. Edited by Brenda Hada.

The UNDP RIO+ Centre, with support from the Escola Nacional de Seguros, brought together over 470 people to the global première of the documentary ‘ScenaRIO: Sustainability in Action‘. The new film features the stories of 16 small businesses from Rio de Janeiro and the Baixada Fluminense, Rio’s metropolian region.

The 25-minute documentary was entirely produced with cell phones by 30 volunteer students of the Escola Nacional de Seguros, participating in the UNDP pilot project Sustainable Development Semester. The film gives voice to grassroots initiatives and creative projects that help build more sustainable communities and cities.

“Small entrepreneurs can harmonize profit-making with very positive environmental and social impact in their communitie, which synthesizes sustainable development. The film wants to show that all of us, as citizens, have the responsibility to change the way we consume and how we behave”, expains the deputy director of the UNDP RIO+ Centre, Layla Saad.

Watch below the full documentary, with subtitles in English: