Monday, October 25, 2021
Now aged 90, photographer Claudia Andujar remains deeply concerned for the Yanomami people with whom she says she “totally identified,” noting that the present threat of illegal mining in Indigenous territories is doing far more harm than the government-driven road projects of the 1970s. Andujar’s years of work and life with the Yanomami are now chronicled in a major photo exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre through Aug. 29.
The Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondônia state sealed off their territory in March 2020. In a new video, they narrate how they survived the pandemic for more than a year with no major cases.

Peru: Stand with Máxima

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A classic David-and-Goliath story, MAXIMA follows the efforts of an indigenous Peruvian farmer and activist, Máxima Acuña, in her battle to protect her land, water and dignity.
Bolsonaro has sole responsbility for Brazil's soaring Covid death-toll. Utterly indifferent he stages Mussolini-style rallies, unmasked and riding a motorbike, and plans for next year's presidential elections, or a coup.
On Sunday, thousands of Peruvians flocked to social media to debate the validity of the Spanish language term 'cosecha de agua' (water harvesting). This virtual war of words followed political sparring earlier that day when Peru’s presidential candidates took to the podium in the southern city of Arequipa for their second and final televised debate prior to the runoff...
The documentary Mothers of the Land serves as an eye-opening report on the daily lives of female farmers in Peru, and how their traditional way of life is threatened by the modern maladies of capitalism and climate change.
A beautifully filmed celebration of traditional ways of knowing, this documentary offers an alternative vision of what true wealth is and what is at stake in the struggle to protect biodiversity.
During a temporary exhibition at Salvador's Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Indigenous artists took over the curation in a temporary, symbolic ‘retomada’.
LAB co-hosts a screening of two beautiful Peruvian documentaries about land, cultivation, resistance and climate change
Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.

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