Gente Luta mas Come Fruta/We Struggle but We Eat Fruit
(2006, 40 min.) BRAZIL
Director: Bebito Piãko (Ashaninka) and Isaac Piãko
In Ashaninka with English subtitles.
Ashaninka videomakers create a loving portrait of their own community,
located in Acre, near the border with Peru. The people organized
to preserve a sustainable way of life on their forest lands, threatened
by logging. Their efforts were recognized in 2007 with the Chico
Mendes Prize for the Environment.
Image credit: Audience at
Club Red Radio, 2000 Native American Film and Video
Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova, NMAI; A Gente
Luta mas Come Fruta/We Struggle but We Eat Fruit -
courtesy of the filmmaker