Sometimes we miss the most beautiful moments – DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
A 38 second film with Namowë, a Yanomami boy in the Alto Orinoco region, Amazonas, Venezuela
An excerpt of a film by Barbara Crane Navarro of instants of daily life of a Yanomami community in the Amazon Rainforest of Venezuela made to accompany the children’s book series: “Amazon Rainforest Magic” “La Magie de l’Amazonie” and “La Magia de la Amazonia”
« My grandparents fished to feed the community in this river. Now it’s just sludge, gasoline, diesel and mercury contamination. Fish die and our Yanomami land is dying.
We Yanomami suffer, we don’t have peace. The gold miners destroy our houses (Yanopë), destroy our forest (Urihi), destroy our spirituality of the shaman and spirits of the forest (Xapori and Ayakora).
The gold miners took everything, our safety & our health. »
- Júnior Herurari Yanomami
The current gold rush in the Amazon region is detailed in eloquent images here in this report (text in English / Portuguese):