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Grazing the Amazon

General Audience 2018 49min

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There are 85 million cows in the Brazilian Amazon, which means three cows for each human dweller grazing today and area that was once forest. Less than fifty years ago, in the 1970s, the rainforest was intact. Since then, a portion the size of France has disappeared, 66% of which transformed into pastures. Much of this change is a consequence of government incentives that attracted thousands of farmers from southern lands. Cattle ranching became an economic and cultural banner of the Amazon, forging powerful politicians to defend it. In 2009, there was a game changer: the Public Prosecutor's Office sued large slaughterhouses, forcing them to supervise cattle supplying farms.

Directed by

Marcio Isensee e Sá

Produced by

((o))eco

Coproduction

Imazon

Sponsorship

Moore Foundation & NORAD

Official Support

Imazon

Category

Documentary

4.9 rating
628 Screenings
12.2 K audience
12.7 K total aud.
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Reviews

“Throughout the documentary, Amazonian ranchers operating in deforestation hotspots voice a recurring theme: a sense of entitled impunity which flies in the face of government land use restrictions and imposed environmental fines.”

by Anna Sophie Gross see full review

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Grazing the Amazon (2018)

Age rating: General Audience

This movie is available for public screening at Videocamp. Organize your screening by clicking here.

Directed by Marcio Isensee e Sá

Produced by ((o))eco

Coproduction Imazon

Sponsorship Moore Foundation & NORAD

Official Support Imazon

Category Documentary

Theme (title) Human Rights Social issues Environment

ODSs ODS 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production, ODS 13 - Climate Action, ODS 15 - Life on Land, ODS 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Audio and Subtitles

Audio Portuguese BR

Standard English, Spanish, French

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Synopsis

There are 85 million cows in the Brazilian Amazon, which means three cows for each human dweller grazing today and area that was once forest. Less than fifty years ago, in the 1970s, the rainforest was intact. Since then, a portion the size of France has disappeared, 66% of which transformed into pastures. Much of this change is a consequence of government incentives that attracted thousands of farmers from southern lands. Cattle ranching became an economic and cultural banner of the Amazon, forging powerful politicians to defend it. In 2009, there was a game changer: the Public Prosecutor's Office sued large slaughterhouses, forcing them to supervise cattle supplying farms.