Film by Philippe Urvoy and Daniel Wegmann together with the people from the Tapajós river.
PORTUGUESE (ENGLISH below)
A pelicula "a outra margem" tem como objetivo apresentar a grande contradição do governo brasileiro, que através do seu Plano de Aceleração de Crescimento - PAC vem implementando a cosntrução de grandes hidrelétricas na Amazonia. O governo usa a propaganda da energia limpa para justificar sua ação nos rios amazonicos. Por outro lado, as comunidades da Amzonia estão sendo violentamente destruidas em todos os sentidos. A pelicula mostra entaão, como as populações amazonicas estão reagindo a este crime. O governo usando do seu poder ignora a lei e o povo das florestas/rios. Os relatos da vida tranquila na vila de Pimental pelos proprios moradores é o forte da pelicula. Afinal o mais importante seja que os proprios moradores digam seus sentimentos com relação o tipo de vida que querem ter.
The film "The other side" aims to present the great contradiction of the Brazilian government, which through its Growth Acceleration Plan - (Plano de Aceleração de Crescimento - PAC) has been implementing the construction of large dams in the Amazon. The government uses clean energy propaganda to justify its plans in the Amazonian rivers. On the other hand, many communities of Amzonia are being violently destroyed in all respects. The film shows how the Amazonian people are responding to this crime. The government uses its power ignoring the law and the rights of the people living in the forests and along the river banks. The life stories of the residents of the quiet village Pimental is the strongest part of the film. After all, the most important is that the locals tell their own ideas and feelings about the kind of life they want to have.
Killerbean is a documentary that tells the story of how eating meat in Europe is connected to deforestation, land theft, agrochemical intoxication and slavery in Brazil. We show how the soybean, used as a cheap source of protein for feeding cattle and food stock is creating enormous social and enviromental impacts. The documentary tells the story of an indigenous leader that was tortured for trying to protect his village from destruction. It tells the story of a freed slave, exposed to poisons while spraying fields of soy with agrochemicals. From the green deserts of soy in Northern Brazil to the virgin rainforests of the Amazon now threatened by the soy industry, we take you on a journey following the dirty trail of gunwielding pistoleiros, corporate greed, poisonings and suffering leading right back to your dinner table. A film by Emiliano Beer Techera, Emmanuel Castro Skött, Stina Lundkvist, Gonzalo Peña Rojas, Leo Stolpe Thörneman, Johanna Suhonen, Antonio "Carlinho"Costa Luz.
This film was produced by he Swedish NGO Latinamerikagrupperna in cooperation with the film school Biskops-Arnö and the Rural workers movement in Brazil (MST)