Rainmakers, Series 2 Series
Celso Magumbe in Mozambique
Maputo, Mozambique - Hearing Impaired
A deaf man fights for the rights of the hearing impaired.
Celso Magumbe is deaf and mute. He's leading an inspiring campaign for the rights of the hearing impaired in one of Africa's poorest countries, Mozambique. As a child, he believed that only black people were deaf but now works alongside Europeans to promote his cause.
Directed by Patricio Henriquez
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
The other titles in the series are:
Jesus Tecu Osorio in Guatemala - The son of civil war victims leads a campaign for justice.
Tsuyoshi Inaba in Japan - Working to empower the homeless in Tokyo.
Tina Machida in Zimbabwe - A young woman fights for the rights of gays and lesbians against the odds.
Murrandoo Yanner in Australia - An aborigine leads the battle against multinationals for historic land rights and tradition.
Yildiz Temürtürkan in Turkey - A human rights activist risks everything to protest police repression.
Julie De Varennes in Canada - A former sufferer helps kids coping with cancer; giving them hope and inspiration.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-961-5
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-827-8
Awards and Festivals
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Finalist, Hot Docs
Finalist, Gemeaux Awards
Finalist, Vues d'Afrique
Citizenship and Civics