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TIMBÓ

Specs: UK - 2017 - 9 min
Filmmaker: Peiman Zekavat
Theme: mining, dams, activism

Timbó, a poisonous plant made worse when dissolved in water, is the canary in the coal-mine to the local tribes along Brazil’s Tapajós river. In this stunning film we observe daily life among those whose lifestyles are threatened by mining and dam development due to inevitable flooding that will spread poison throughout the community. This story is an outcry, demanding us to listen to the voices which industry attempts to silence.