The Allianz Foundation refers to individuals who actively fight for social justice, open societies or a livable planet as Risktakers. Risktakers are committed to a better future for the next generations.
Risktakers are not lone warriors. They are deeply embedded in the collaborative structures of social issue movements, including prominent ones such as LGBTQ+ Pride or #MeToo.
Over the years, we had the privilege of supporting several risktakers through a variety of grant projects.
We would like to introduce you to some of these risktakers. They hail from different countries – even different continents – but are deeply committed to issues that concern us all. This second episode is about Camila Nobrega. Watch here episode one about Sonia Nandzik Herman and Douglas Herman from ReFOCUS Media Labs and their students and here episode three about Kata Csató and the FreeSZFE Society.
Episode Two: Camila Nobrega
Camila Nobrega is a Brazilian journalist and researcher working on megaprojects and social-environmental justice through Latin American feminist and queer perspectives. In her investigations, she seeks to illustrate the unequal power structures that are inherent in environmental narratives. Camila initiated a project called Beyond the Green, a laboratory of transmedia narratives investigation on these topics. She is based between Berlin (Germany) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and has published her work in various international media outlets such as The Guardian, Mongabay Environmental News, Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others. She also takes part in different collective transmedia projects, as well as collaborations with other journalists, researchers and artists.
This video project was planned alongside our colleague and friend Çiğdem Mater. We were deeply shocked by verdict of a Turkish court in which philanthropist Osman Kavala was sentenced to life imprisonment. In addition to Kavala, seven other civil rights defenders were sentenced to 18 years in prison – among them Çiğdem Mater.
Çiğdem is a multi-award winning film producer and journalist whose work promotes freedom of expression and human rights.
We are extremely grateful to Çiğdem’s family & friends, who continued the project in her spirit: Murat Utku, Sinem Sakaoglu, Nadir Öperli & Erhan Arık.