"Há aqueles que lutam um dia e por isso são bons;
Há aqueles que lutam muitos dias e por isso são muito bons;
Há aqueles que lutam anos e são melhores ainda;
Porém há aqueles que lutam toda a vida, esses são os imprescindíveis." Bertolt Brecht
quinta-feira, 17 de março de 2011
INDIOS E CENTENAS DE PESSOAS INAVADEM O PLANALTO EM PROTESTO CONTRA OS DANOS À FLORESTA AMAZÕNICA
Hundreds of people, including over 8o Amazonian Indians, gathered on 9th of February outside the Brazilian Congress and Presidential Palace to protest at the proposed Belo Monte dam in the Amazon Rainforest.
A delegation of Indians entered the Presidential Palace to deliver a petition signed by around half a million people, calling on Brazil’s new President Dilma Rousseff to put a stop to the ‘disastrous’ dam.
The Indians also delivered a letter signed by more than 78 civil society organizations warning of the huge risks involved in the dam project and calling for it to be halted:
"... a moving and powerful film... in the most sympathetic way possible, highlights the human side of rainforest distruction, which is all too easily forgotten as we confront the challenges of global cliamte change." - HRH Prince Charles
Through captivating photos and interviews, CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON tells the story of struggle and hope to protect the world’s largest tropical rainforest and its inhabitants. The film follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed fifteen years ago. Part road movie, part time travel, her journey tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on earth when a road was built straight through its heart. Zmekhol’s cinematic journey combines intimate interviews with her personal and poetic meditation on environmental devastation, resistance, and renewal. The result is a unique vision of the Amazon rainforest told, in part, by the indigenous people who experienced first contact with the modern world less than forty years ago.
SF Green Film Festival
1:30 PM Fri, Mar 04
Mapping projects in Google Earth can support a film's story, extend its life expectancy and generate a higher impact. This interactive presentation from Google Earth and local filmmakers will demonstrate how film projects have been using mapping in cutting-edge ways.