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Friday, August 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Tribes on the Edge [English Only]

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The Vale do Javari indigenous territory in the Brazilian Amazon is home to the largest number of uncontacted tribes living in isolation, with another 4000 indigenous from 5 tribes. With a health crisis at the forefront of their concerns, these tribes collectively face threats of loss of ancestral land, oil exploitation, illegal fishing, hunting, and logging, drug trafficking, and gold mining. In parallel to the human story, the Javari is a panorama of incredible biodiversity, considered by IUCN as one of the irreplaceable places of our planet. As these stories unfold before us, they will be woven to create a complete narrative of tribal reality in the Vale do Javari.

In the midst of this story is Céline Cousteau, a filmmaker, humanitarian, environmental advocate, and granddaughter of Jacques Yves Cousteau who first explored this area in the early 80s. Through the years, Céline’s own story has become inextricable connected to this land and its people. It is in part through her eyes that we will understand and become connected to the story of the people of the Vale do Javari. The result is a blend of intimate 1st person documentary and striking visual anthropology.

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Céline Cousteau

Céline Cousteau is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization creating cause focused multi-media content. Ms Cousteau’s current major work “Tribes on the Edge” is based on the plight of the indigenous tribes of the Vale do Javari reserve in the Brazilian Amazon. Included in this monumental project is a documentary film, engagement and education campaign, coffee table book... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Le Speakeasy (Orange Zone)

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