As the Guarani people of Matto Grosso do Sul, in Brazil, said recently:
“If indigenous peoples become extinct and dead, the lives of all are threatened, for we are the GUARDIANS of NATURE.
Without forest, without water, without rivers, there is no life, there is no way for any Brazilian to survive.
We resisted 518 years ago, we fight in victory and defeat, our land is our mother.
As long as the sun still shines, and while there is still fresh air under the shade of a tree, while there is still a river to bathe in, we will FIGHT.”
URGENT! – AMAZON RAINFOREST EMERGENCY. STOP THE BELO MONTE DAM – World’s ‘AVATAR’ in REALITY.
- GENOCIDE of Indigenous People by Government of Brazil
- ECOCIDE of The Rainforest by Government of Brazil
- SUICIDE of the Human Species if Rainforests are DESTROYED
James Cameron says Belo Monte is ‘AVATAR’ in REALITY. CONTACT your mainstream media; TV, RADIO, NEWSPAPERS. USE YOUR FACEBOOK PAGES to spread this story out. PLEASE SHARE THIS *EVERYWHERE*
For 30 years Chief Raoni of The Kayapo People, has dedicated his life to trying to stop the Belo Monte Dam from being built in his beloved Amazon Rainforest. Helped by the singer, Sting, and many other celebrities along the way, he has met many World Leaders, travelling extensively in his efforts to get the World to Awaken to the Catastrophic Climate Nightmare awaiting the World, if Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, continues ahead with building Belo Monte, third largest and most inefficient dam in the world, in the Rainforest, along with a further 59 Rainforest dams, and over 400 in Brazil by 2030. If Belo Monte continues to be built it will bring Genocide to Chief Raoni’s People, to Shayla Juruna’s, and ALL those dependant on the mighty River Xingu for their very *EXISTENCE* They have tried everything they can think of to stop this dam, but Dilma Rousseff refuses to listen to them, to people around the world, to experts, to the voices behind the MILLIONS of signatures collected against this outrage..
Chief Raoni, now in his 80s, has vowed to fight to the death with his Warriors rather than let Belo Monte be built.
On the 15th June, 2012, on the eve of Rio’s Earth Summit, some of the Warriors, helped by friends, broke through the start of this dam, using shovels, pick-axes and their bare hands! A joyous message was sent out around the world and now thousands are starting to learn about Belo Monte. 11 of those who helped to break the dam, freeing the Xingu River again, are now possibly facing legal charges…As I write this, Warriors of the Xikrin Tribe, (related to The Kayapo) are now in their 17th Day of Protest at the construction site of Belo Monte, having stopped work on the dam by taking keys to the lorries and earth diggers.
This dam is being built illegally, whilst law suits against it are still going on. Judges who ruled against Belo Monte have been removed, then replaced with judges who ruled in favour of it. Corporations who backed Dilma Rousseff’s presidential election have since been awarded massive contracts for Belo Monte. She has refused to listen to the deep concern of the United Nations and Amnesty International about the callous way she has treated the Indigenous People. She refuses to listen to *anyone* it seems, and has turned from a woman who once upon a time, was a guerilla fighter against Brazil’s Military Regime, into EXACTLY the kind of Arrogant, Uncaring, Unfeeling Politican she once despised.
BACKGROUND OF VIDEO | INTERCONTINENTAL CRY
Threatened by the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous Peoples of the Xingu River Basin fight together to prevent by any means what they consider to the makings of a terrible catastrophe with global consequences.
Belo Monte, An Announcement Of War is an independent, crowd-funded, feature-length documentary about the largest ongoing construction project in Brazil and the permanent struggle to stop it. The entire film has been uploaded to the internet for anyone who wishes to view it.
Visit the film’s official website: www.BeloMonteoFilme.org
“BELO MONTE, AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF WAR”
A Documentary about the largest ongoing construction project in Brazil, where both OPINIONS/DEPOSITIONS for and against Belo Monte point towards a environmental, economic and social disaster.
Belo Monte is a hydroelectric dam that the Brazilian government intends to implement right in the heart of the Amazon, on the Xingu River bend, near the city of Altamira in the Pará state.
The documentary “Belo Monte, An Announcement of War” is an independent and collective project regarding the project, that was filmed over 3 expeditions to the Xingu river region. It contains rich material on the BASTIDORES of the most contraversial project being planned in Brazil. The footage is incredibly IMPACTANTE, including interviews with the main people involved AND IMPACTED by the project, including Indiginous leaders (such as Cheif Raoni and Megaron), the Brazilian Attorney General (Dr. Felício Pontes), the president of the Brazilian National Indian Foundation – FUNAI (Márcio Meira) and local politicians in favour of the construction of the dam.