In the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the Munduruku indigenous people are fighting for their survival against the devastating impact of illegal logging and land grabs. Led by Chief Juarez Saw Munduruku, they are determined to stop the deforestation that threatens not only their way of life, but also the survival of the planet. Shot over six years, this documentary provides deep insights into their struggle and offers a glimpse into the environmental catastrophe that looms if we fail to act now.
The Amazon rainforest is often referred to as the lungs of the planet, producing 6% of the world’s oxygen. But it is under threat like never before, with deforestation already claiming 20% of the Brazilian Amazon, and another 20% at risk of disappearing. At 40% deforestation, environmental experts warn that the forests will be lost forever, replaced by savannahs – and the consequences will be catastrophic. This powerful documentary follows the courageous Munduruku people in their fight to save the rainforest, and offers a stark warning about the dangers of complacency in the face of environmental crisis.