Amazônia, the Heart of Mother Earth
Come and watch this new documentary on the Amazon, its indigenous people and corporate land-grabbing.
Cinéma Aventure, Brussels, 20/02, 6:30PM - 9PM.
The screening is FREE. The documentary will be screened in French.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Seating is limited. The 54 available seats will be allocated on a first registered first served basis.
The screening will be followed by a debate and buffet.
Directors: ”Our film tells from a human point of view the unfinished story of the recognition and protection of indigenous territories in the Brazilian Amazon, a story whose countdown began more than sixty years ago, with the creation of the Xingu National Park. This documentary receives the exceptional testimonies of indigenous leaders from four different generations, including legendary chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapo people, with which the directors and producers have very strong personal ties going back several decades.
Major Brazilian and international witnesses also contribute to the film with exclusive interviews, including President Lula, explorer Sydney Possuelo (former president of the National Indian Foundation) and Jojo Mehta (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International) reminding us that the safeguarding of the Amazon has been a common story for more than 60 years.“
Greens/EFA MEP Saskia Bricmont: "This documentary highlights the importance of fighting against deforestation, land-grabbing and corporate capture. Not only for the Amazon, which is crucial for the health of our planet, but also for the rights of indigenous people, who are true environmental guardians and who are under attack.
One key element in this fight is to stop the EU-Mercosur trade agreement, which will only worsen the current situation."
- 6:30 PM Screening
- 7:45 PM Debate with Director Gert-Peter Bruch, MEP Saskia Bricmont and Jojo Mehta, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International
- 8:30 PM Buffet
This screening is organised as part of the campaign of the GreensEFA Group in the European Parliament to stop the EU-Mercosur trade agreement and in partnership with Planète Amazone.