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Bruce Parry

Discussing the Kayapo cause

Bruce talks with Banhire about the time he travelled outside his group and met other indigenous groups

Banhire describes what the fight against the dam means for him and his Grandparents

Anthropologist Cassio Inglez translates Bruce and Banhire's conversation.

Find out more about the Kayapo


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  • 1. At 10:37pm on 20 Oct 2008, gloriousBrigitte wrote:

    Thank you for being able to witness this wonderful trip down the Amazon,I have been at a small part in the Peruvian Amazon this June and its deep in my heart,I wonder what we can do from here to protect and support the indigenous people .I hope there will be a DVD soon so I can show it to my European friends to spread the word. thank you

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  • 2. At 00:22am on 21 Oct 2008, luminiere wrote:

    Whilst this was an amazing series, which provoked much thought and raised many questions, I always, always want to ask - what now? Apart from preaching to the converted, it seems that governments need to be lobbied and challenged. not the Britis viewer. Has anything been done to try and ensure that lands belonging to the tribes remain intheir possession., or is this another case of an upper middle class Englishman being paid to have a fantastic South American adventure

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  • 3. At 1:10pm on 21 Oct 2008, asiakillick wrote:

    I've watched it, I've wept, I'm aware of what's going on and how tragic it might be. What can I do to help?

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  • 4. At 3:18pm on 21 Oct 2008, ejulianne wrote:

    I watched the last episode in the Amazon journey with amazement. Both Bruce and the Kayapo gave heart felt pleas to help save their rain forrest from the farms. It worked, I want to help - but there is no information as to how we can help. Please advise.

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  • 5. At 5:34pm on 21 Oct 2008, AmazonMyriam wrote:

    Dear Team,

    Great series, would you be producing a DVD?

    I also would like to contact the team regarding the project Amazon Viva! that we are planning for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project is being planed over a year ago and we are now getting funding applications in place to make it possible. It is a journey in the world of the Amazon, including dance, music and carnival culture. We also want to facilitate the debate for the protection of the Amazon. It would be fantastic that this project can work in collaboration with organisations interested in widening this debate in the UK and the world.

    Please email me if you would like to contribute to this project. We would be immensely grateful.

    Yours sincerely,

    Myriam Ojeda-PatiƱo
    Arte Latino Cutural Project

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  • 6. At 08:32am on 23 Oct 2008, SANDRO_FONTES wrote:

    hello Bruce, i m Braziliam and i live in oxford-uk, im so proud of you... you have no idea how much, see everythink from England make me very special, obrigado por tudo e pela forma como voce tratou o meu povo e mostrou a realidade do meu pais, ver essa reportagem como foi feita me fez torna se seu fan, e de pessoas como voce que esse mundo precissa, so de lhe enviar estar mensagem estou muito emocionado e ao mesmo tempo muito feliz de saber que ainda existem pessoas como voce, lhe desejo toda felicidade do mundo do fundo do meu coracao, obrigado abracos. sandro fontes ( THE BEST DOCUMENTARY FROM BRASIL, MY COUNTRY. THANK'S BRUCE YOU ARE SPECIAL)

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  • 7. At 2:00pm on 24 Oct 2008, GeriMQ wrote:

    Just watched the final episode on the iplayer. It was very beautiful but also very sad. I admire the Kayapo Indians. Very aware of modern culture and wisely choosing to fight for their own culture. I hope they suceed in their battle.

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  • 8. At 11:05pm on 25 Oct 2008, baraitalo wrote:

    people are asking how they can help. one way is to get in contact with survival international ( and take action or donate, or both. bruce p has produced a cd about indigenous peoples and their fight for land and continued happiness (they are the happiest people i have ever met, still), which people could buy thru the SI site or on itunes.

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  • 9. At 2:01pm on 03 Nov 2008, Amazonteam wrote:

    Message from the Amazon team:

    Thank you very much for your interest in the Amazon and the many issues which arose as a result of the programme. To find out more about the Amazon and some of the many organisations which are active in the Amazon, visit this page:

    Thank you
    The Amazon team

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  • 10. At 10:09pm on 05 Mar 2009, star1300biker wrote:

    Thank you Team for a wonderful insight into the amazon and its people I feel as a 52 year old and remembering the past involvement of the right's of the amazon people's need for self expression,of years of first discovery of there wrong's done to them by the corporate world' such as the logging and the cattle farming all spurned by the turn of the market Interest's ie: being exploited by the West. The 80's was a great decade of awareness for such Wrong's done ie:the Mcdonald restaurant campaign's and the need for burger meat and how many acres were needed for one beast to graze and it all coming from the felling of rain-forest. and the promise's made by so many eminent people (politician's). We all now that the game of democracy does not work in it's application to real time. In summery of this blog where are the sign's of all this money poured in to the rain-forest Amazon Basin for the last 25years of awareness and action by well meaning groups representing hard working people of suburbia. Is it fashionable to and the feel-good factors to have it all said again and again. Bruce Parry Rules and so does the Team. Star1300Biker

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  • 11. At 9:32pm on 08 Mar 2009, anthrowoman wrote:

    Hi Mr. Parry

    having watched your trip to the Amazon and the fight of the Kayapo, how has the Brazilian government reacted to your programme and the reactions of the Kayapo tribe.

    Do you think your programme is going to make any difference at all in the attitude of the Brazilian Government, controlling the logging and any further deforestation.

    As a passive activist how much do you think the rest of the world's watchers, can do to change what is happening to Brazil's deforestation.

    Beth Jordan
    Sunday 8th March

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