Brazil - Born in 1980

In Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, the indigenous populations are struggling to make their voices heard to defend their land in the Amazon. This is a mammoth task in a country where native tribes only account for 0.5% of the population (approximately 900,000 inhabitants) and are poorly represented in the circles of power in Brasilia. In an attempt to turn this situation around, nearly 300 native leaders met in January 2020 in the State of Mato Grosso in the heart of the forest: as the world becomes increasingly concerned about ‘the lungs of the planet’, which are plagued by devastating fires, they now know that their survival is on borrowed time. For many months, Carl de Souza, who is based in Rio de Janeiro, followed the revolt of these communities that refuse to give up and die.

A joint fight for the planet -
For 2020, the La Gacilly Photo Festival and the AFP have come together to spotlight the work of three AFP photographers working in Latin America on a theme that is close to our hearts: the bond between Humans and Earth.
Exhibition produced thanks to the support and expertise of Initial Labo.
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