Wallace reports for NatGeo about a besieged Amazon where indigenous people are taking up cameras to save their land

The homeland of the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people is being consumed by flames as settlers raze the forest for pastures. Beef production accounts for the majority of deforestation.

UConn Journalism Associate Professor Scott Wallace reports for National Geographic on a new documentary co-produced by Indigenous filmmakers who are taking up cameras to save their land in the Amazon from deforestation.

"Encouraged by the inflammatory rhetoric of Brazil’s rightwing populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, a new wave of highly organized settlers began to push into the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau Indigenous Territory in 2019. The tribe’s courageous efforts to defend its land and traditions in the face of these threats is the subject of the new documentary, The Territory."

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