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Indigenous Communities Under Siege in Rondon’s Land

In Rondônia, Brazil, theft of wood, land grabbing in protected areas, and threats to Indigenous leaderships are commonplace. The Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau Indigenous territory is under constant attack by invaders. With the arrival of the government of Jair Bolsonaro, the interest in reducing the land of the Indians became evident. In this documentary, villagers from the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau villages show the most recent outbreaks of invasion. Rural landowners accused of grilagem (land grabbing in Portuguese) claim they have the support of a government agency to seek new land. The defenders of the Indians indicate that there is an orchestrated action to reduce the territory traditionally occupied by the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau.

 

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