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Beauty does not end, beauty is transformed
I used to work for private banking and financial management companies in Geneva. In 1987, I decided to open a Service Company related to the field I worked in. My company was just established and ready to start, when the Stock Market Crash happened in October 1987. "The wrong moment to do the right thing". I stopped everything and decided to submit job applications. As I used to perform in theater acts in Geneva, I wrote to my cousin in Australia who was an actor at the opera to see if there could be a job for me behind the "coulisses". I also sent resumés to different potential employers and thought to myself, "The first answer I receive, I will take." And then?! Destiny took over. The first answer came from a company in Brazil I used to work with in the past; but a little mistake in the address delayed the letter’s delivery (by one year!). The second offer arrived and in less than 3 months I found myself in Beira, Mozambique in 1989. War was still going on.
Upon my arrival in Beira, I remember very well the trip from the airport to the house, because I sighed aloud “I am back home!” While I felt a level of comfort, it was at the same time strange and surprising to me...
Often, I am asked what has made me the most happy and proud in the last 30 plus years. There is not one story, but hundreds and realistically, even thousands. Nevertheless, it all comes down to one main theme concerning thousands of Children. And that is; the survival and betterment of one Child’s life. The story of Castelo, Zacarias, Nito, Augusta, Julieta and so on (see in success stories) are stories dear to my heart and I am so gratified. These Children’s successes are the reason for my numerous awards and recognition, and I share them with the kids and my staff.
Barbara's Hug 2005 by Anna Maria Gallone - Kenzi production
Barbara's Hug was selected for and presented at the:
International Film Festival of Kerala 2006:
World: Long Documentaries
and at the:
Locarno International Film Festival 2005: