TRIBES ON THE EDGE
(90 min) Brazil/US
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21 (SESSION 17)

Director/Producer: Celine Cousteau

Description:

In the Javari Valley, a remote jungle of western Brazil, a small group of indigenous people fights for survival. They are living on the edge, resilient survivors of a violent past, facing a wildly uncertain future, the last warriors in a global battle to preserve the precious resources of the Amazon rainforest, the most bio-diverse place on Earth. Hundreds of miles away in Brasilia, the powerful 'ruralistas' ––wealthy land-owners––push for economic development that will deforest the land, pollute the water and could destroy the last refuge of human tribes that are centuries old. In 'Tribes on the Edge', Céline Cousteau tells a story beyond beauty and the need to protect natural resources and bio-diversity. She asks us to hear the human story and act in solidarity with indigenous peoples to help preserve their communities, and the Amazon itself. The revelation of her journey is that if these tribes go extinct, it will trigger an irreversible chain of events that threatens the survival of all mankind.

Biography:

Céline Cousteau is a humanitarian and environmental activist working with a variety of mediums that range from documentaries to art, from consulting with corporations and foundations to public speaking. Each form shares the same message of interconnectivity between humans and the natural world. As a documentary film director, producer, and presenter, Céline is the founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, creating cause-focused content. Extending her family legacy and her expertise, Céline co-founded The Outdoor Film Fellowship, a nonprofit program whose mission is to empower young the next generation of filmmakers, creatives, and activists to inspire change through leadership, film, and the arts. Céline is ambassador for the TreadRight Foundation, on the board of directors of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the advisory boards of The Himalayan Consensus and Marine Construction Technologies. Her previous work has included being Guest Designer for Swarovski and Member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans.

Contact information:

w: http://www.tribesontheedge.com
e: contact@causecentric.org


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