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Regular Testimonies Collection

The Regular Testimonies Collection [Coleta Regular de Testemunhos] program produces video-recorded interviews of narratives and memories of ex-prisoners and victims of political persecution, relatives of the dead and missing people, and social movement activists in the context of the civil-military dictatorship in the state of São Paulo. See the content available in the digital repository.

Using the methodology of Oral History, the program conducts individual interviews, recorded in a studio, and collective interviews open to public participation. Aiming to raise awareness about the history of the State Department of Political and Social Order of São Paulo (Deops-SP), the collection of audiovisual records of the Memorial da Resistência is constantly expanding.

The Regular Testimonies Collection program aims to:

  • The expansion of public awareness about Deops-SP and political resistance;
  • The production and dissemination of audiovisual materials with the goal of democratizing knowledge;
  • The promotion of public debates and thematic reflections on the memory of dictatorial and democratic periods;
  • Offering financial aid for temporary exhibitions and for updating the contents of the long-term exhibition.

Access the program’s collection (in Portuguese).

Collaborate with us

The Regular Testimonies Collection is a permanent action with the goal of understanding the experiences of resistance and repression in the state of São Paulo, in the context of Brazilian dictatorships. During this period, did you have any experience as a prisoner or victim of political persecution in São Paulo? Are you a family member of someone who has experienced repression and resistance during the dictatorship? Tell us your story. Write to:
pesquisa@memorialdaresistenciasp.org.br.