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Uncontacted tribe

Duration: 02:32

New footage of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes living in the Brazilian rainforest.

Jose Carlos Meirelles works for FUNAI, a government agency that protects Brazil’s indigenous people. Because of the threat posed by illegal logging and mining, he believes that the fight to protect these people depends on proving and publicising their existence. This aerial footage was shot from 1km away using a stabilised zoom lens.

Brazil is thought to be home to around 70 isolated tribes.

Available since: Thu 3 Feb 2011

Credits

Series Producer
Dale Templar
Narrator
John Hurt
Producer
Tom Hugh-Jones

This clip is from

Human Planet Jungles - People of the Trees

4/8 A look at humans who live in the depths of the rainforest, a perilous environment.

First broadcast: 03 Feb 2011

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