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Cinema in conversation: Will the indigenous people of the Amazon survive? Cinemaissí x Maailmankuvalehti

October 22, 2021 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Movie screening & panel discussion: Will the indigenous people of the Amazon survive?

Indigenous people in the Amazonian region have lived under severe stress for decades due to mining, deforestation and environmental problems caused by extractive industries. Now the situation is at its worst: Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro took office in 2019 and has ever since been systemically running down both environmental protection and the rights of the indigenous populations. For many communities, this is the darkest of times.

What will happen to the indigenous people of the Amazon? Will they survive to the next century – even to the next decade? How about indigenous populations in a larger sense: can they maintain their way of live?

The event starts by the movie The Last Forest by Luiz Bolognesi, which shows the life and struggle of the Yanomami indigenous people.

After the movie a panel discussion takes place. The panelists are journalist Ana Maria Botero, recently migrated from Columbia to Finland, reseacher Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora from University of Eastern Finlandand Markus Kröger, Associate Professor in Global Developmental Studies from University of Helsinki

Discussion will be led by Heidi Nummi, subeditor of the Maailman Kuvalehti magazine. The panel will be held in English.

This discussion will be recorded and available to watch on Cinemaissí channels.  

17.15 | Screening of The Last Forest

18.45 – 19.45 | Panel discussion


October 22, 2021
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Kaikukatu 4b
Helsinki, Helsinki 00530 Finland
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