Amazonia: The New Minamata?

Jorge Bodansky, Brazil, 2022

The documentary tracks the saga of the Munduruku people, living on the banks of the Amazon, where the use of illegally sourced mercury in gold mining is irreversibly threatening the health of their communities and ancestral territories. Fearing the reenactment of the tragic health consequences of mercury poisoning detected in people living in Minamata in Japan in the 1950s, Alessandra Korap and her fellow community leaders invite doctors and researchers to investigate.
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Screening and post show discussion with impact producer Carolina Ribas (Ocean Films) and a presentation of a new report on the mercury trade by journalist Fabio Bispo (InfoAmazonia)

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