CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON & TRADING BOWS AND ARROWS FOR LAPTOPS, co-presented by The Berkeley FILM Foundation with Q&A following the film with director Denise Zmekhol (Doc Night)
About Children of the Amazon:
Journey with Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol to the heart of the Amazon rainforest in search of the indigenous children she photographed fifteen years ago. Children of the Amazon invites you to see through the eyes of these inspiring, remarkably resilient people whose lives are transformed by a road carved through their forest home by an outside world. From Chief Amir Surui's embattled efforts to stop illegal loggers to the assassination of legendary rubber tapper Chico Mendes, this poetic and visually stunning film engages our senses and sympathies as global issues take on a profound human perspective.
About Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops:
In 2008, Denise Zmekhol returned to the Amazon to film with the Surui tribe again. This short documents an unique collaboration between the Surui tribe and Google Earth Outreach. The partnership, a result of Chief Almir Surui's request that Google help raise visibility for his tribe, involves training the Surui people to use Internet technology to protect their forest, preserve their culture, and empower their people. (12 mins.)
This special co-presentation with the Berkeley FILM Foundation includes a post-film Q&A with the director of "Children of the Amazon" and "Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops," Denise Zmekhol!
To learn more about the amazing documentary, "Children of the Amazon" go to, http://www.childrenoftheamazon.com/
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