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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


Series Producer
Dale Templar
John Hurt
Tom Hugh-Jones

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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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