Quinta do Sumidouro and Fidalgo are communities located in Pedro Leopoldo-MG, and which, despite being small, have a remarkable culture and many stories. With the purpose of registering the life stories of residents and the region, the Person Museum, Camargo Corrêa Institute (ICC) and InterCement created a project for the region’s cultural memory.
The initiative, which is being conducted with the support of the Culture Department, the Sumidouro State Park and the community, will register in videos testimonials of the lives of people who know the history of the municipality and linked to traditional Brazilian cultures. The goal is to bring the regional culture of the Congado closer to the communities surrounding InterCement’s cement plant.
As part of the project, a documentary will be produced, gathering, in addition to testimonials and images of the place, stories resulting from the methodological background of youths in the community.
The social work of InterCement and ICC in Pedro Leopoldo started back in 2007, with the implementation of projects targeted at improving the quality of life of children between 0 and 6 years of age. Last year, this work was studied by Dom Cabral Foundation, one of the most renowned in Brazil, as an example of private social investment in view of the good results reached. The academic research shows how InterCement’s actions created autonomous development in the city, through community participation and engagement of public bodies.