Native Spirit and Passing Clouds are happy to announce another gathering to watch Belo Monte: A Declaration of War “A film funded by the audience, from the Xingu River to the World.”
Belo Monte: A Declaration of War is part of a huge social media campaign concerning the mega hydroelectric dams project in the Brazilian Amazon and the thousands of Amazonian indigenous peoples unified in the fight against the destruction of their environment. Filmed over 2 years after 3 expeditions to the Xingu River region, with 120+ hours of film including 5 protests and 87 interviews, this fiercely independent documentary raised U$ 80,000.00 in crowdfunding in just 10 days.
Directed by André D’Elia, the world premiere was brought forward to release days before the crucial Rio+20 2012 summit.
Indigenous Peoples Cultural Support Trust, who were at the summit, met the director and have 20 years experience in the Amazon, will be present to answer questions.
(live Brazilian music tbc)
Please help spread the word – share the links on this page – raise awareness and support the Xingu, Kayapo, Juruna, Arara and all Xingu river peoples who put their lives at risk trying to halt the destruction of the massive Xingu river region of the Amazon – a crucial area of our planet for all our survival.
Venue: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, just off Kingsland Road behind the Haggerston Pub, London E8 4AA
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street, Old Street Find Passing Clouds
Admission by donation: £3 (proceeds to Belo Monte film translation project to reach more people globally)