The Fight for Amazonia

The Fight for Amazonia

2012, Environment  -   22 Comments
Ratings: 8.33/10 from 45 users.

The Fight for AmazoniaFrom the heart of the Amazon jungle comes a three-part series examining the strides being made to save the world's most endangered rainforest.

1. Raids in the Rainforest. The first film follows Brazil's youngest national park director as she declares war on the drug gangs, logging mafia and illegal fishing threatening the Amazon Rainforest.

2. The Justice Boat. To the Brazilian state many of the people who live on the Amazon are invisible. They have no access to health care, social services or the justice system. But one woman, Judge Sueli Pini, is changing that. She delivers justice and healthcare by boat.

3. The Internet Indians. The Ashaninka tribe live in a region of the Amazon Rainforest rich in tropical wood. Their land has been targeted by illegal logging gangs, who have killed and threatened villagers. Now the tribe is fighting back and the internet is their weapon.

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22 Comments / User Reviews

  1. susan baillie hamilton

    they are picking on the wrong people and not solving the problem in a humane and holistic way. Nature conservation is important but addressing poverty and lack of education is also important, the wealthy educated conservationists should stop punishing those who have no other means of survival

  2. Will

    This whole issue needs to be sought out in a co-operative way and not a win lose situation. Keep the forest but don't choose "it" over people who are trying to feed, sustain and provide for their family then give them a half-million dollar fine. That's not going to help. Brazil should build housing, provide food and help the less fortunate.

  3. bruce thomas

    save "the" rain forest
    1st growth, 2nd growth, 3rd growth... fir, cedar, hemlock, spruce.
    clear cut... and dried

  4. john Palermo

    Those who would cite suffering as an obstacle to positive change will never realize for themselves nor benevolently for others the change that must come. JP 2013

  5. Cris

    Well done, Ana! Instead of just going around shouting words, a example of someone is is doing in practice what she believes must be done!!

  6. Carl Hendershot

    She is wonderful and should be commended for all that she stands for and the rest of the world should follow.

  7. Richard Bello Art

    This must stop and now before it's too late !! ....

  8. Paras Thapa

    Native amazon indian -"we plant all trees we need, so we don't have to fell the rainforest." Brought tears to my eyes.

  9. PeSO821

    The only solution I see - is create opportunity for these people in the city.
    Education and birth control are also essential.

  10. jordan yates

    ditto john Palermo, whenever the west mingles, it follows with intend mass up for profit and contamination.

  11. richard

    Omg now they taking away people's ability to feed themselves WTF, I THOUGHT YANKESS were nuts til I watched this. Okay now they going to starve the poor. Thanks Anna GOOD JOB, State sponsored terrorism as usual, not as violent as the death squads at least.

  12. richard

    Is this ******* hilarious or what? You live in a shack in the middle of hell and have no savings, here is your $300k fine! How ludicrous are these people, they have to cut down the whole rain forest to pay that fine! Hilarious. And this smug tree hugger is going about ruining the poorest, hardest working people's lives. She provides no solution's or support, just turns people into slaves for the state. What a dumb chick! Really this is the most ludicrous documentary out of the 300+ I have watched on this site. Anna you are an ignorant git! Obviously she requires some sociology education!!!

  13. gunk wretch

    its pretty clear the only thing that will save the forrest is making sure the poor have a decent life and to do that capitalism must end.

  14. john Palermo

    Capitalism must die or we all will. A return to indigenous societies is the only way the world as a whole can survive.
    This is indisputable......

    1. a_no_n

      except there isn't enough room for all of us to live like that.

      Plus we live like three times longer now than we did then.

      So it's very disputable.

    2. john Palermo

      I never said we all will survive and do not imply this. In the short but sweet way of putting it I left the obvious truths of overpopulation out of it along with the also obvious issue we would not continue to "over live" our stay here on earth as we do now. Yes, much will and must change and it certainly won't be pretty or an easy adjustment but it is the only one that can have any sucsess for the continuation of the species.

  15. Jerry Gonzalez

    very important to know that this is going on

  16. leonardobdas

    It is a forest. It grows all day and night, and people that live in it want A/C just like you so they can go online drinking soda as they dream for a better school for their children. The US and Europe cut 99% of their forest to get rich and now wants to control what the rest of the world does with theirs by showing it to hippies.

    It will not work. At best there will be large national parks being well protected because the country itself is rich, and the advantage of having better technology making it possible for pollution be diverted away from rivers.

    But you want to know what really protects the forest? it is the fact that nobody wants to live there, because it is hot as hell, it is filled with bugs. They are 100 years behind the rest of the country in every important aspect. With all fun honesty, it is probably better to live with aids and deal with it in the US, than live in a 100 thousand person city in the jungle.

    Been there... done that.

  17. madscirat

    Same old crap. Poor people who have no choice are punished for wanting their children not to starve. The only thing that has changed is that now the participants seem aware of the hypocrisy. Its like watching a person slam their head repeatedly into a wall while calmly explaining to you that they are slamming their head into a wall.

  18. dmxi

    just reading the films intro,makes me understand how ignorant/impotent we are...

    1. Leticia Albani-Hawa

      you mean, 'you are' ... please do not include all mankind in your statement!

    2. peter evans

      go back to sleep a**hole