Les Invisibles de Belo Monte [Belo Monte's Invisibles]

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Pelletier, François-Xavier. Les Invisibles de Belo Monte [Belo Monte’s Invisibles]. Geneva: Homme Nature, 2012. HD, 59 min. https://youtu.be/TUGFLDPle-U.

This film shows the environmental and social consequences of the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam at the heart of the Volta Grande do Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon. This will destroy 800,000 hectares of forest and river, exterminate endemic animal and plant species and displace 40,000 families from their traditional lands. Shot in difficult conditions and in the most remote areas of the Amazon forest, this film takes us into the encounter and gives voice to the “invisibles” affected by this imminent tragedy. (Translated from the original French at Tandem Image)

© 2012 Homme Nature. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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Further readings: 
  • Cernea, M. M. "Poverty Risks from Population Displacement in Water Resources Development." Harvard Institute for International Development 355 (1990): 55.
  • Fearnside, Philip M. "Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia: History, Rates, and Consequences." Conservation Biology 19, no. 3 (2005): 680–8.
  • Goodman, D., and A. Hall. The Future of Amazonia: Destruction or Sustainable Development? London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1990.