Powerful, authentic, cinematographic and inspiring stories of the human spirit. 

Rise Up & Care is producing an ongoing documentary film series featuring stories from around the world that share a slice in the life of the local leaders who have built successful non-profits focused on empowering youth in local communities through performance based programs in the arts, sports, education and more, all to transform young lives for the better!

Watch the first two trailers for forthcoming one-hour films on the incredible stories of Crescer e Viver and Miratus!

Rise Up & Care documentary series intends to...

INSPIRE YOU!

Our feature films star our local partners. Their stories all share these themes in common:

Your community is your home

The local heroes that we partner with have created a safe place that youth can call home. Through support, love, mentorship, education, and community, the kids grow up with a healthy sense of self and connection to their purpose, and lead a fulfilling, healthy life.

A sense of gratitude; people rising up and caring

Our heroes teach us that when we are generous in spirit, with an honest desire to help another human being be free from harm and have their needs met (food, shelter, education, sense of community, identity & purpose); we are filled with a sense of gratitude, joy and a richness in spirit that money just can't buy. Gratitude is the attitude!

Transformation is an inside job

Local communities know what their issues and needs are, they also know how to change these issues and meet their own needs. With added support and aid from others, the local leaders can continue to make a positive difference in their own community in the ways they know are working. 

Performance equals a new path

Each of our partners use high-level performance as a tool to change lives of young people everyday. Without access to education and skills-training we are limited in what we can achieve. Our children are the future and we must give them the best chance to succeed and make a better tomorrow for the next generations. 

Visit our partners page to learn about our inspiring local superheroes and their community programs for youth!

Co-direcor of “City of God” and “News of a Particular War,” Katia Lund is preparing a documentary on Crescer e Viver Circus. Crescer e Viver is a social organization directed by Junior Perim in Cidade Nova, Rio de Janeiro. For more than ten years, the social circus combines art and social transformation under the big top.

Co-direcor of “City of God” and “News of a Particular War,” Katia Lund is preparing a documentary on Crescer e Viver Circus. Crescer e Viver is a social organization directed by Junior Perim in Cidade Nova, Rio de Janeiro. For more than ten years, the social circus combines art and social transformation under the big top.


Rise Up & Care has made a sizable donation to each organization to expand their work. In addition, award-winning Director Katia Lund is directing the documentary films about each organization to highlight their inspirational people and stories. Watch the trailers here!