Published 1 October 2011
Exhibitions & Events , In the Media , indigenous people
Tags: amazon, brazil, human connection, indians, indigenous people, rain forest, rainforest, Ron Arceo, south america, Sue Cunningham, sustainability, sustainable, TEDx
Sue Cunningham was interviewed live by Ron Arceo for the TEDx Calico Canyon series. You can hear it here
TED brings the powerful words of great speakers and inspired thinkers to people through the medium of the internet. In their own words, “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.”
The interview is wide ranging. Sue explains how she has learned from the Indians how to listen, how to communicate at a very fundamental level, and how to relate to the Earth.
The situation in Australia’s Northern Territories is appalling. How a supposedly civilised – ‘First World’, even – government can do such appalling things to indigenous people is a mystery. Well no, it’s not, actually. This is all about Uranium.
Our friends Sinem and Damien, who work with the Yolngu people, are launching their film “Our Generation” at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 16th February at 7:00 pm. Here’s the flyer:
Click to go to the Our Generation website
Please support this initiative. The more people who get to know about what is going on, the more the Australian government will be shamed into reversing the cynical manipulation they have deployed against these most vulnerable people.
Published 11 October 2009
In the Media , indigenous people , Links , News , People of the Xingu , xingu , Xingu River; Environment and Geography
Tags: amazon, Belo Monte, brazil, climate change, deforestation, environment, expedition, global warming, heart of brazil, human rights, hydroelectric dam, hydroelectricity, indians, indigenous, indigenous people, kararao, rainforest, south america, Sydney Possuelo, threats, xingu
It has taken a long time to get together the resources to edit and produce a video based on the footage we shot during the Heart of Brazil Expedition.
The full length cut is nearing completion and should run to about 35 minutes. The video below is a 4-minute trailer. If you would like to purchase a copy of the full video on DVD, check back in a week or two.
Our thanks go to Andy Fairgrieve for his unstinting efforts and the many, many hours he has put in to directing and editing the video.
We would like to thank Sydney Possuelo, the renowned Brazilian sertanist and expert on ‘uncontacted’ tribes, for the interview. We are also grateful to Gerard and Margi Moss for giving their permission for the inclusion of the Flying Rivers animation – see their site www.riosvoadores.com.br .
This version of the short video is uploaded at high quality and may therefore take some time to download, especially on slower internet connections. A lower quality version will shortly be available on YouTube – watch this space!
As well as the Heart of Brazil Exhibition, ten of Sue’s images of indigenous people are included in the Rainforest Foundation‘s 20th anniversary photographic exhibition at the Proud Gallery, Camden.
The exhibition runs from the 7th to the 18th October 2009. Proceeds from the sale of prints will go to support the work of both the Rainforest Foundation and Indigenous People’s Cultural Support Trust’s Tribes Alive initiative.
For further information click here.
Published 17 June 2009
Exhibitions & Events , indigenous people , News
Tags: anthropology, exhibition, expedit, expedition, heart of, heart of brazil, human rights, ind, indian, indigenous, indigenous people, sao paulo
The Heart of Brazil Exhibition is currently running at the Neuter Michelon Gallery, Caixa Cultural, Caixa Economica Federal, Praça da Sé, São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition will close next Sunday, the 21st June 2009.
On show are 150 striking images from the Heart of Brazil Expedition, and an installation in the form of a symbolised tree.
The exhibition has been a huge success, attracting many school and university groups, as well as a constant stream of ‘casual’ visitors.