Brazil

  • 41m 38s

    Shomõtsi (english subtitles)

    uploaded by: Video nas Aldeias

    channel: Video Nas Aldeias

    Indigenous People: Ashaninka

    Shomõtsi is an Ashaninka Indian living on the border of Brazil and Peru. The movie is a report on his day to day life and his journey to the neighbouring city to get his pension as well as a portait of Valdete´s hard-headed and witty uncle.

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    uploaded date: 06-12-2014

  • 1h 3m 33s

    Mokoi Tekoá, Petei Jeguatá | Two villages, one single walk (english subtitles)

    uploaded by: Video nas Aldeias

    channel: Video Nas Aldeias

    Indigenous People: Mbya-Guarani

    With no Forest left to hunt and no land to cultivate, the Maby-Guarani depend on the sale of their handcraft to survive. Three young Guarani filmmakers accompany the daily life of two comunities united by the same history, since the first contact with the Europeans until the intense coexistence with today’s White people.

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    uploaded date: 06-12-2014

  • 35m 8s

    Marangmotxíngmo mïrang | From the Ikpeng children to the world (english subtitles)

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    channel: Video Nas Aldeias

    Indigenous people: Ikpeng

    Four Ikpeng children introduce their village answering a video-letter from the children from Sierra Maestra in Cuba. They show their families, their toys, their celebrations, their way of life with grace and lightheartedness. Curious to know about children from other cultures, they ask that their video–letter be answered.

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    uploaded date: 06-12-2014

  • 40m 18s

    Kinja Iakaha | A day in the village (english subtitles)

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     Indigenous People: Waimiri Atroari

    Six Indians of different Waimiri and Atroari villages, located in the Amazon, document the day-to-day life of their relatives in the Cacau village. These images, stitched together in “A day in the village” transport us to intimate scenes of their lifestyle and their intense relationship with nature.

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    uploaded date: 05-12-2014

  • Canadian spies met with energy firms, documents reveal

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: DID News

    Government agency that allegedly spied on Brazil had secret meetings with energy companies

    BY Martin Lukacs and Tim Groves

    The Canadian government agency that allegedly hacked into the Brazilian mining and energy ministry has participated in secret meetings in Ottawa where Canadian security agencies briefed energy corporations, it has emerged.

    Claims of spying on the ministry by Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) come amid the Canadian government's increasingly aggressive promotion of resource corporations at home and abroad, including unprecedented surveillance and intelligence sharing with companies.

    According to freedom of information documents obtained by the Guardian, the meetings – conducted twice a year since 2005 – involved federal ministries, spy and police agencies, and representatives from scores of companies who obtained high-level security clearance.

    Meetings were officially billed to discuss "threats" to energy infrastructure but also covered "challenges to energy projects from environmental groups", "cyber security initiatives" and "economic and corporate espionage".

    The documents – heavily redacted agendas – do not indicate that any international espionage was shared by CSEC officials, but the meetings were an opportunity for government agencies and companies to develop "ongoing trusting relations" that would help them exchange information "off the record", wrote an official from the Natural Resources ministry in 2010.

    At the most recent meeting in May 2013, which focused on "security of energy resources development", meals were sponsored by Enbridge, a Canadian oil company trying to win approval for controversial tar sands pipelines.

    Since coming to power, Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, has used his government apparatus to serve a natural resources development agenda, while creating sweeping domestic surveillance programs that have kept close tabs on indigenous and environmental opposition and shared intelligence with companies.

    Harper has transformed Canada's foreign policy to offer full diplomatic backing to foreign mining and oil projects, tying aid pledges to their advancement and jointly funding ventures with companies throughout Africa, South America and Asia.

    Keith Stewart, an energy policy analyst with Greenpeace Canada, said: "There seems to be no limit to what the Harper government will do to help their friends in the oil and mining industries. They've muzzled scientists, gutted environmental laws, reneged on our international climate commitments, labelled environmental critics as criminals and traitors, and have now been caught engaging in economic espionage in a friendly country. Canadians, and our allies, have a right to ask who exactly is receiving the gathered intelligence and whose interests are being served."

    Observers have suggested that Canadian spying on Brazil is related to the country's auctioning of massive offshore oil finds, potential competition to Canada's tar sands, and Canada's desire to gain competitive advantage for more than 40 Canadian companies involved in Brazil's mining sector.

    "There is very substantial evidence that the spying Canada was doing for economic reasons aimed at Brazil is far from an aberration," Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald told Canadian media on Tuesday. Greenwald hinted that he will be publishing further documents on CSEC.

    "We've already seen how Canadian embassies around the world essentially act as agents for Canadian companies – even when they're implicated in serious human rights abuses," said Jamie Kneen of MiningWatch Canada, an NGO watchdog. "We just had no idea how far they were willing to go."

    www.theguardian.com

     

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    uploaded date: 11-10-2013