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Interview Portuguese Spanish    
Year 8 - N° 380 – September 14, 2014
Matão, SP (Brasil)
Leonardo Rocha - l.rocha1989@gmail.com

Julio Sena: 

“The new media and the social networks make it possible for us to speak to millions of people around the world”

The Editing and Marketing Coordinator of Mundo Maior television discusses the work the Spiritist network has been in the
dissemination of the Teachings


Julio Sena (photo) is the Editing and Marketing Coordinator of Mundo Maior TV. He has a degree in Digital Cinema from the Latin American Film Institute and is doing course of Film Directing at the International Cinema Academy. He was the editor of the Spiritist film, Causa e Efeito (Cause and Effect), and is the  lead singer of  the  Spiritist

band Sol de Outubro.  

In which way working in several media through Mundo Maior TV helps your work in the dissemination of Spiritism? 

We are able to reach our public in many ways and that is very gratifying. It is important to have consistency in the message you send out on every channel, trying to meet the demands of our public. And either on the TV channel or on Facebook or YouTube we always try to keep our public across our latest programmes. 

What is the feedback and impact of your work? 

We receive daily emails with questions, suggestions and comments, but also criticism to our work, which is also very welcome. After all, how would we improve without honest feedback and criticism? But most of the comments are very positive, especially after the launch of the new television website, which is more dynamic and has more interactivity tools available. The outcome has been what we expected: more users accessing our website and our pages on the social networks. 

What have been the TV’s editorial priorities in the production of videos, clips and news reports? 

Our decisions are always taken collectively, in editorial meetings and informal chats. Everyone has an opportunity to pitch ideas and share their views. Our programmes focus on a number of issues, such as health, psychology, literature, journalism etc. Our aim is to take Spiritism to our audience with a human perspective. One of our main programmes, O Mundo Maior Repórter, looks into more complex issues, such as homosexuality, human trafficking, suicide and drugs. The programmes has also looked into the Law of Cause and Effect, the spirituality of animals and even what happened behind the scenes at the football World Cup Brazil hosted earlier this year. 

What are the main challenges you have faced? Is it the construction of the scenes, the research or reporting on those issues? 

The creation of programmes, videos and news reports demands hard work. Each area has its own challenges. We need to try to match the agenda of the newsreaders with that of the guests, without clashing with the agenda of the TV crew. The research of images is also hard work. These are only but a few of the challenges we face everyday. But it is important to stress that the whole Mundo Maior TV team works in good harmony, helping each other in all aspects of our work. We are fully aware that together we multiply our individual knowledge and talents.  

Tell us a bit about the Sol de Outubro (October Sun) band.  

The band was founded in 2011, inspired by the work of the students at the Society of Spiritist Studies October 3rd. Alice, who was then on module 4, received a message through mediumship with the lyrics for a song, “Que Paz É Essa?” (“What Sort of Peace is that?”). That became the title of the group’s first CD. Other musicians began to join the band and we are now seven members. Our work is entirely voluntary and the income from selling the CDs goes to charity. Our second CD will be released later this year. The lyrics are always written by Spirits and received through a medium. Our musicians, who are inspired by the Spiritual Benefactors, add the melody. Our main aim is to convey the teachings of Jesus through our songs. 

How can people access the work of the band or contact you? 

We can be contacted through our website, www.soldeoutubro.com.br. You will also be able to listen to our first CD in full there or on Soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com-soldeoutubro). We also post our latest news, concert dates and new songs on Facebook and Youtube (www.youtube.com/soldeoutubro). 

What is your assessment of the work carried out to disseminate Spiritism now through the media and music? 

I believe the dissemination of Spiritism is going through an important phase. The new media, such as Facebook and YouTube, make it possible for us to millions of people around the world. Through television, music, cinema, the theatre and other art forms we are committed to spread the comforting message of Spiritism in a sensitive and educational way. We need to help transform consciences and prepare the soil for the seeds of the new Regeneration phase. We need to have more professionalism in delivering the message, but we cannot lose the love, which is an essential part of Spiritism. 

Is there anything else you would like to add? 

Regardless of the platform, social network or website, it is important that we touch the hear of our audience, either through our programmes or the images and messages that we share. Everyone can help disseminate the message of good brought us by Spiritism by sharing them with their friends. 

Note from the interviewer:

Mundo Maior TV may be accessed through portal www.tvmundomaior.com.br.


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