Children of the Amazon, Lesson 4

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POSTED BY: Denise Zmekhol

CREATED: Friday, June 20, 2014

A Rubber Tapping Invasion

Rubber tapping used to be a sustainable process at the turn of the century, but the growth of industry and outside culture in the forest seeded conflict between rubber barons and the indigenous communities.

Children of the Amazon invites you to see through the eyes of these inspiring, remarkably resilient people whose lives are transformed by a road carved through their forest home by an outside world. From Chief Amir Surui’s embattled efforts to stop illegal loggers to the assassination of legendary rubber tapper Chico Mendes, this poetic and visually stunning film engages our senses and sympathies as global issues take on a profound human perspective.

This lesson plan includes a short video to watch in the classroom and viewing guide for targeted discussion. To watch a trailer and learn more about Children of the Amazon or to buy the DVD please visit http://www.childrenoftheamazon.com/.

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