Upcoming GW Event on the Amazon

George Washington University with Amazon Watch, Green GW, and GW Roots and Shoots Presents:
TOXIC: AMAZÔNIA
Fighting for the rainforest can still get you killed

When: Wednesday, April 4th 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: George Washington University
Marvin Center, Room 309

In the film, Toxic: Amazonia, film-maker and journalist Felipe Milanez, interviews scientists, policy-makers, local activists, and victims of violence to provide a human picture of the factors that threaten the largest remaining tropical rainforest on earth and its inhabitants.  The film is a complex view of one moment in history — the brink of Brazil’s consideration of its newly proposed Forest Code — and the social, economic, and political issues that are called into play.  The film shows the heroic struggle of José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espírito Santo. These two individuals lived in the Amazon, fought for the Amazon’s protection and were eventually murdered in the Amazon.

This film is being shown in conjunction with Amazon Watch‘s “DC-Brazil Environmental Awareness Week.”  There will be a panel discussion after the film, featuring Sabrina McCormick, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Andrew Miller, Amazon Watch.

This event if free and open to the public. Invite your friends on Facebook!

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