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Destellos del Amazonas

The Jirijirimo waterfall, on the Yaigojé river, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

The FLARES FROM THE AMAZON project seeks to warn of the increased dangers of deforestation and...

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Two indigenous custodians of the land in the Brazilian Amazon. Image by Pho Yre. Brazil, date unknown.

This documentary series collects the voices of Indigenous communities in the Colombian, Brazilian, and Ecuatorian Amazon, who struggled for survival during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of this global health crisis that reaches all corners of the planet, Indigenous communities continue to fight for the defense of their territory. Extractivist projects and violence are moving forward, disguised under the COVID-19 pandemic's smoke curtain.

Flares from the Amazon is a 9-episode series produced in the Amazon Rainforest by democraciaAbierta, in collaboration with Agenda Propia in Colombia, Engajamundoin Brazil and the Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana in Ecuador. The series was produced with the support of Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund.

To view the full site in English, including a documentary preview, interactive map, and list of short documentaries created as part of this project, please visit the democraciaAbierta website.