Before the Rain

Social and environmental consequences of mono-plantations and agribusiness

Brazil

Duration: 21:23


Available in 2 languages


Released: June 2018

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In the Upper Xingu region, Brazilian Amazon, the agribusiness expansion has caused serious impact on the lives of indigenous peoples and local communities. One of the gravest consequences is the environmental and social changes that have impacted household livelihoods. The documentary follows the routines of young local leaders Anderson, Milene, Oreme and Tawa who unveil how the lives of their families and their communities have been affected and then they investigate alternative ways to minimise these changes.

Recognition to Land, Territories and Resources

Communities need ownership over their ancestral land in order to protect forests. With no formal land title traditional communities often face serious conflict when trying to evict illegal loggers, poachers and land grabbers. Who will believe their claims without precise maps and legal title deeds?

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