Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops


POSTED BY: Denise Zmekhol

CREATED: Friday, June 20, 2014

The short film Trading Bows And Arrows for Laptops plays very well as an updated from Children Of The Amazon.

In 2008, filmmaker Denise Zmekhol returned to the Amazon to film with the Surui tribe again — this time documenting its unique collaboration with Google Earth Outreach.  The partnership, a result of Chief Almir Surui’s request that Google help raise visibility for his tribe, involves training the Surui people to use Internet technology to protect their forest, preserve their culture, and empower their people.

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



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