MAB, The Movement of People Affected by Dams featured and collaborated in the making of Carolina Caycedo's film A Gente Rio and her long term project Be Damned, which considers the connections between sites of extractive and industrial infrastructure and environmental disasters in Brazil.
MAB has existed in Brazil since 1991. The movement denounces the construction of dams as energy models and their impact on community's lives, underlining the need for the State to create a national policy that would guarantee, in law, the rights of those affected by dams. The organization has exposed the specific impacts of dams in women's lives and promoted the need for women's participation in decision-making spaces, building conditions to accelerate processes of female protagonism within the movement.
Brazil Footprint 2021 program featured Carolina Caycedo's film A Gente Rio and hosted MAB in a panel discussion with Glen Shepard and Olinda Wanderley.