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The special reportage by photographer Janine Moraes from Brasilia was glued on the streets of Porto Alegre to provoke reflection about a social and political issue.

The state of Rio Grande do Sul (which Porto Alegre is the capital) was the first one to create public schools for children from the rural communities that make up the Movimento Sem Terra (Landless People's Movement), who, due to the migrating nature of the movement, could not attend classes in regular school.

However, after operating for thirteen years, the Public Ministry of the state cut the funds destined to the project and left 550 students with no school. The legal representative of this process claimed that education in that place was influencing kids with political ideology.

The photographs were glued on the walls of a public school located in the central region of Porto Alegre, near the Ministry of Education.

You can check out the complete reportage here

Essay by Janine Moraes/ making off and glued by Paula Cinquetti and Pedro Palhares