JULIEN BISMUTH, 07.17.21:
I shot this footage in 2019, in the city of Corumba in Matto Grosso do Sul.
In recent weeks, protests have increased against Bolsonaro and his government in response to charges of corrupion related to the Covid-vaccine. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro and his government are aggressively moving to legally eradicate the land rights of indigenous populations, threatening future and existing demarcations of indigenous territories, as documented by APIB on their website:
This is a critical time for the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous populations of Brazil. The struggle we face as a planet is between those who want to consume and destroy it, and those who want to preserve and sustain it for future generations. In the words of the indigenous leader, Sônia Guajajara:
"Our lives are inextricable from the natural world. The creatures of the rainforest protect us, and in turn we protect them. We are the only buffers protecting our thinning forests. Our battle is not just for the future. It’s for the present."
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