Where 2 + 2 = 5

This resource consists of a Documentary Film Where 2 + 2 = 5, produced by Esperanza Productions, that tells the story of the life of Irish priest Fr. Pat Clarke and his work in Sao Paolo.

‘Where 2 + 2 + 5 is a film about something that should be impossible! Children with no formal education, exposed to drug gangs and violence, in a sprawling favella or shanty town in Sao Paolo, prove the power of the arts against all of the odds.

Held at gun point by a ten year old boy Fr. Pat was moved to do something for children who often risked meeting an early death as a drug gang member. Today the Centro Cultural he helped create is a dynamic heart of a community and run by the people of the favella.

This documentary offers unique testimony about the difference the arts can make, when someone unleashes their extraordinary power to help others.

This documentary film resource is accompanied by a lesson plan for teachers of R.E., Geography, and Development Education to assist in making this great story accessible educationally to our CEIST students.

The Faith Development Co-ordinators are bringing the DVD personally on school visits. The DVD is provided to CEIST free of charge courtsey of Esperanza Productions.

Click on the link below to download lesson plan.

Where 2 + 2 = 5 Lesson Plan