The HBO Max has just announced the debut of breaking the silence, Brazilian documentary series on the culture of violence in Brazilian universities manifested in different ways. Starting September 7, the weekly episodes will be released exclusively on HBO Max and HBO.
Based on research with alarming data on violence in institutions, the series shows stories of characters who were abused and expert analysis of this violence. In addition to contextualizing the types of abuse, connecting the personal narrative with the national situation. There are five episodes of 60 minutes each, about prank calls, sexual violence, sexual harassment, moral and psychological violence and discrimination.
The starting point of each episode is made through individual stories. The protagonists talk about their dramas from a long and in-depth interview. In one of them, the trajectory of the writer, columnist and presenter is presented Stephanie Ribeiro, who studied Architecture and Urbanism at PUC – Campinas, being the only black woman with a scholarship among 200 students and who went through persecution and racist offenses within the university.
The series has the participation of experts, such as the political scientist Djamila Ribeiro; the psychologist and professor at UFSCar Antonio Zuin; the prosecutor Silvia Chakian; the former minister of education Renato Janine Ribeiro; the professor and co-founder of Rede Não Cala USP Ana Flávia d'Oliveira; and the former minister of education José Goldemberg.