The Munduruku indigenous community is trying to save its land — and with it the heart of the Amazon Basin — from a destructive mega-dam. I was lucky enough to spend a week with them fighting against deforestation and Amazon destruction.
The river near Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land, home to the Munduruku people. The Brazilian government plans to build 43 dams in the Tapajós river basin. The largest planned dam, São Luiz do Tapajós, would impact the life of indigenous peoples and riverside communities, but communities like the Munduruku are resisting. © Valdemir Cunha / Greenpeace
The daily rhythm of life in the Munduruku village of Sawré Muybu — on the Tapajós River in the Brazilian Amazon — can lull me into a false sense of calm.
Children play, chasing each other around wooden homes and... Read more >