Short films

Stories are best told by the people who live them.

46 different indigenous tribes from all over Brazil answered Chief Raoni’s call to meet deep in the Amazon at Piaraçu Village and prepare an indigenous manifesto. Chief Raoni Metuktire, the legendary 90-year-old Kayapó leader, led the effort to unite Brazil’s indigenous population against the Brazilian government’s hostilities and the incessant deforestation that has been destroying their homes. The indigenous peoples protect the Earth’s biodiversity, but face serious threats from illegal miners and loggers.
This short film was made for environmental news outlet Mongabay.

Small-crop farmers in southern Brazil are using sustainable plantation methods such as agroecology and agroforestry to grow organic food and rescue degradated land. Local farmers show us how their production works in Assentamento do Contestado, a Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) settlement in Paraná, Brazil. They don’t only guarantee sustainable food production, but also educate others on the benefits of agroecology and the reduction of pesticides.

This video was selected as the winner of the United Nations’ 2019 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change in the Nature-based solutions for food and human health category.

After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Alinx left his country looking for a better life in Brazil. Joined only by his sister, he tells us about his difficult start in a new country where he had no friends and didn’t speak the language.

This video was a finalist at the Rio de Janeiro State University’s (UERJ) 7th Annual Short Film Festival.