ViewChange Film Contest

Sylvia Johnson

Sylvia Johnson is a freelance documentary filmmaker, creative activist, and social entrepreneur with a passion for designing and implementing creative multimedia campaigns to tell important stories, inspire action, and promote sustainable international development. In 2005 she received a Fulbright grant that took her to Salvador, Brazil to make a short documentary film and teach photography to local youth. The film, Alagados, was an official selection at festivals across the US and Brazil, and the Alagados Project is a non-profit organization that grew out of this work. Today the Alagados Project promotes equality and access to education through a college scholarship program. Sylvia grew up throughout Latin America and has an undergraduate degree in International Studies from Middlebury College and a Master’s in Film and Media Arts from American University.
Washington DC

Films by this Filmmaker

Alagados Project: Joice
8th place in Empowerment | 04:12
Meet Joice, a determined young woman from the community of Alagados in Salvador, Brazil who is overcoming the odds and becoming a leader in her community. In a community where the average income for a family of 4-8 is approximately $200/month, access to education can make all the difference in helping to reduce poverty. From a semi-literate family to a university education, learn how Joice’s rol. ... More