Alex Pritz’s feature debut documentary The Territory (Brazil/Denmark/USA, 2022) depicts the Indigenous resistance to land invasion in the Brazilian Amazon. This subject matter is widely known. It has been extensively voiced by a countless activists, scientists, religious leaders,... Read Article
The favela community of Vale Encantado in Rio de Janeiro are using a biosystem for sewage treatment and solar panels to make their neighbourhood economically and environmentally self-sufficient, while facing down a long-term threat of eviction. Nestled in... Read Article
Transamazonia (2020) is a Brazilian documentary about the lives of two trans people, Melissa and Marcelly, who both live in different parts of the Trans-Amazonian Highway. The unfinished highway, which is still being built – and destroyed – according... Read Article
Sheffield DocFest returns for its 29th edition from 23-28 June in Sheffield and online, and features a number of Latin American documentaries under new Head of Programmes, Raul Niño Zambrano.
This article is republished courtesy of Latin American Bureau, the original article can be found here. In the local language, Zo’é means‘we, people like us’, as distinct from kirahis, ‘outsiders, non-indigenous’. The language is a branch (specifically sub-group... Read Article
New laws will give green light to mining and invasion of indigenous lands. This article is republished courtesy of Latin American Bureau, the original article can be found here. Thousands of people gathered in front of the national... Read Article
The Amazon has long done its part to balance the global carbon budget, but a new study has revealed it is now emitting more carbon than it captures.
A “first-of-its-kind” study from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that protecting Indigenous Peoples’ land is essential to combat global biodiversity loss. Researchers overlaid habitat data for nearly 4,500 IUCN-assessed mammal species across... Read Article
Adán Vez Lira, a prominent defender of an ecological reserve in Mexico, was shot while riding his motorcycle in April. Four years earlier, the renowned activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home in Honduras by assailants... Read Article
This story originally appeared in aljazeera.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Quito, Ecuador – Nemonte Nenquimo, an Indigenous Waorani leader from Ecuador’s... Read Article
If you thought singing animals were reserved for animated Disney movies, think again. Albery Albuquerque and his son Thiago study animal sounds of Northern Brazil and compose music in the voices of their subjects. It’s a serious academic... Read Article
Gunmen in Brazil are brazenly intimidating indigenous communities with a hit list of prominent leaders, following the high profile murder of Nísio Gomes last month. Reportedly employed by powerful landowners in Mato Grosso do Sul state, the gunmen... Read Article