The Tortoise and the Tapir

Revealing gigantic hydro dam constructions being built in the middle of the Amazon forest, including the imposing Bel Monte dam.

Directors

Eliza Capai

 

Country

Brazil

 

Year

2016

 

Running Time

70 mins 

 

Website

www.elizacapai.org

 

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 14, 2018

USA premiere.

Haunted by images of empty water reservoirs in the Brazilian southwest, Eliza Capai tries to understand the gigantic constructions being built in the middle of Amazon forest, including the imposing Bel Monte dam. Upstream, she finds a spirited victory against hydro dam projects in neighboring Peru led by Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Ruth Buendía.

DISCUSSION WITH: Christian Poirier, Program Director, Amazon Watch.