DOCUMENTARY XINGU - Climate Change and the Waurá People
 

The effects of climate change are happening daily all over the world, but the most affected people are not always heard. The Waurá Indigenous People, who live in the Upper Xingu region, have been suffering greatly from the impact of these effects on their culture and territory.

In view of this, the project consists in the production of a short documentary film portraying the consequences of climate change in the Xingu Indigenous Territory, with emphasis on the Waurá people. 

Although climate change is nowadays a much talked about topic, most people don't know exactly how it affects the culture and territory of traditional communities, so the audiovisual aims to make people aware of this, from the point of view of the Piyulaga village, belonging to the Waurá People.


My story

"Through audio visual we can open the opportunity to have the visibility of the guardian of the forests for the world to know that the indigenous people are the greatest protectors of forests."

My name is Piratá Waurá, I am a graduate of the Intercultural Degree in Language Arts and Literature from the University of the State of Mato Grosso (UNEMAT). I live in the Piyulaga village of the Wauja people who live in the Indigenous Territory of the Xingu, in the municipality of Gaúcha do Norte-MT.

The Wauja people have always valued their culture in order to share it in the future with the young people who will come after them in order to continue and strengthen their tradition. They understand that the land is very important for survival, the rivers, the forests and the environment that sustain life in the village.

They do not always have help to combat the invasion of illegal loggers entering the territory to take wood, and as time passes more problems arrive that are difficult for them to understand.

With this current problem in the Xingu, the audio visual project seeks to show the current reality of the Xingu, to show how it is happening to the people of the Xingu with the issue of climate change, culture, experience, invasion of non-indigenous people, because the indigenous people are fighting to save humanity.

Through audio visual we can open the opportunity to have the visibility of the guardian of the forests for the world to know that the indigenous people are the greatest protector of the forests.

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With this current problem at Xingu, the audiovisual project seek to show the current reality of the Xingu, to show what is happening with the people of the Xingu with the issue of climate change, culture, experience, invasion of the non-indigenous, because the indigenous people are just a few people fighting to save humanity.

Through the audio-visual, we can open the opportunity to have the visibility of the guardian of the forests for the world to know that the indigenous people are the greatest protectors of the forests.

 

"The audio visual project  seek to show the current reality of the Xingu, to show how it is happening with the people of the Xingu with the issue of climate change, culture, experience, invasion of the non-indigenous, because the indigenous are very little fighting to save humanity."

I am looking for resources and partnerships to develop this project.  

My email: profpiratawauja@gmail.com