Amazonia: The Awakening of Florestania

Synopsis

Brazil is the name of a tree and the Amazon Forest is our most precious jewel. The documentary discusses how the environment has been treated since the beginning of the twenty century bringing together the rescue of historical characters and the testimony of representatives of the most diverse segments, such as indigenous people, ambientalists, representatives of the third sector, journalists, artists,  intellectuals, and others who have been fighting to preserve this legacy. With this we intend to show how Florestania (a word that synthesizes the concept of citizenship and forest rights) is the genetic code of our identity.

Director's statement

This movie is born of the urgent question: is there nothing we can do to save the Amazon Forest? As an actress and environmentalist for over thirty years, I have been meeting simple and wise forest people, beautiful and mysterious landscapes, birds and animals of indescribable beauty and, most of all, finding the certainty that this is also me. The certainty that the Amazon Forest does not only make me Brazilian as an indivisible part of the planet. Without her, I am not. Upon hearing my astonishment and indignation at the progressive destruction of the forest, my dear friend and filmmaker Miguel Przewodowski was moved and also engaged in the struggle. And so, we witness together for the future our unconditional love for our common home – the Earth.

Why we selected this film

Whilst revealing the Brazilian point of view and the challenges surrounding the Amazonian Forest from a local point of view, this film shows the complexity of managing and protecting such a vast territory: the fluctuating government policies; internal fights between politicians, activists and the agribusiness industry stakeholders; economic and electoral stakes; the presence of native peoples who feel closely connected to the forest. This is a fascinating but intense film. Not recommended for a young audience who could find it difficult to follow.

Next steps

Agir tout de suite

The IPCC Report published in August 2019 confirms that: land usage and agriculture cause 23% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. To face climate crisis, we must protect and restor out forests as well as radically change the world food system which produces meat in industrial quantities.

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19 comments

  • Hugo :

    Bonjour,
    Et merci, car tous ces ƒilms sont passionnants!!!
    Celui-ci nous touche plus intimement car notre ƒamille de VITICULTEURS soigne amoureusement ses petits ARBRES en Champagne, depuis 500 ans : Malgré les ravages des armées du Duc de Brunswick (Braunschweig), de Bismarck, de Wilhelm II, et celles du ƒou suivant — et, depuis moins longtemps, nos vignobles en Argentina. Avec des oncles installés au Brasil, j’ai aussi créé une société à Manaus, Amazonas.
    Donc, pas étonnant que soyons tous très-préoccupés par l’égoïsme myope des dirigeants du moment •))°!°((• Pensez donc ! même les Talibans ont ordonné de replanter des arbres, en Aƒghanistan…………! Peut-être la ƒemme du Président Bo…, qui traduit au-ƒur-et-à-mesure les discours de son mari en £angage-des-Signes, parviendra-t-elle à le décoincer, comme l’Impératrice Soraya calma pendant longtemps le Shah d’Iran.
    En ce moment s’organise en Allemagne l’association “Pastorale” pour célébrer le 250° Anniversaire de la naissance de £udwig van Beethoven, qui disait souvent “Je trouve plus de réconƒort auprès d’un arbre, qu’auprès des hommes”.

    Tuesday January 21st, 2020, 04:44 AM
  • Marie :

    L argent toujours l argent ça nous mène à la mort de notre planète…..

    Monday January 20th, 2020, 05:55 PM
  • melanie :

    Hi Ellen, Votes are checked regularly to avoid fraud and to be sure there are not abnormally high numbers of votes from the same IP address. If this is the case, we regularize this figure by removing the votes which appear to us to be suspicious or in excess. That’s why it’s possible that the votes are lower every day. Have a nice day !

    Monday January 20th, 2020, 10:31 AM
  • Clarissa Macedo :

    It’s sad to see how situations get worse each year. As a Brazilian, the emotions got to me. Politicians are the big issue in Brazil, no matter who we choose, Amazon forest keeps being explored in disrespectful way. The Indians are disappearing. Thanks for those who care for our biggest gift. I hope one day,before it’s too late, the Forest will be protected by everyone.

    Sunday January 19th, 2020, 12:37 PM
  • Lucas Albuquerque :

    Ainda não assisti esse filme,mais vou assistir agora,#amozoniavive

    Saturday January 18th, 2020, 11:43 PM
  • Ellen :

    What happened to the 1456 votes for the film Amazonia: The Awakening of Florestania? Why did you remove the votes from the film?

    Friday January 17th, 2020, 08:56 PM
  • Francisca Naiana Moreira Silva :

    Muito lindo esse filme e produzido com muito carinho amei

    Friday January 17th, 2020, 06:27 PM
  • Léa pour le Greenpeace Film Festival :

    Effectivement, après vérification certains votes étaient frauduleux, nous les avons donc supprimés.

    Friday January 17th, 2020, 02:14 PM
  • Vincent :

    Étonnant, ces 1000 votes en 1 jour

    Friday January 17th, 2020, 07:35 AM
  • Ellen :

    Beautiful and extraordinary film made with love and sensitivity. It warns of our commitment to the Amazon forest and the environment. The soundtrack is beautiful! Congratulations Chris and Miguel, because the film is an invitation to act urgently for the protection of the environment

    Thursday January 16th, 2020, 10:54 PM
  • Petia Nedkovska :

    Voté por esta película,llena de muchas emociones, naturaleza hermosa. Una película increíble y muy interesante

    Thursday January 16th, 2020, 03:29 PM
  • Carette :

    Effectivement film très dense ,reprenant l’histoire geo- politique de cette partie du monde et le dilemme engendré par la politique ,l.economie ,l’humain et ses peuples et puis le contexte plus large encore inhérent à cette partie de notre planète ” sans son poumon vert et cet immense écosystème à l’échelle planétaire ,il n’y a plus de vie véritable possible ” dans nos systèmes de gouvernantes actuels cela apparaît comme une impasse si chacun ne se sent pas intégralement responsable du devenir ! Intéressant aussi la rétrospective sur ces dernières décennies mais en fait le problème semble s’être profondément accéléré !

    Thursday January 16th, 2020, 02:24 PM
  • Marilene Andrade :

    Incrível e emocionante. Passamos da hora de despertar, mas ainda há tempo.

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 09:27 PM
  • NELITON MARQUES SILVA :

    Um filme extraordinario que conecta com a Amazonia mais profunda.

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 06:13 PM
  • José Tezza :

    Um filme extraordinário que consegue uma síntese atual, real e de maneira sensível a causa da preservação. Um documentário que vai além de sua forma, que transcende e que transmite uma mensagem profunda, talvez a mais importante mensagem e a que mais pode ajudar a preservação.

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 04:38 PM
  • José Tezza :

    Un film extraordinaire qui réalise une synthèse actuelle, réelle et sensible à la préservation. Un documentaire qui va au-delà de sa forme, qui transcende et transmet un message profond, peut-être le message le plus important et celui qui peut le plus aider à préserver.

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 04:38 PM
  • Simone Gaudencio :

    ¡La pelicula está increíble! La película con matices de denuncia, pero, sin dejar a un lado las bellezas de la floresta Amazônia. Esta es una advertencia para todos, debemos cuidar el bosque.

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 03:05 PM
  • Adriana Carvalho :

    Eu voto no filme Amazônia o Despertar da Florestania de Christiane Torloni e Miguel Przewodowski.

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 02:24 PM
  • marie-annick lenain :

    LES RESPONSABLES NE SONT PAS SCIENTIFIQUES ET NE PENSENT QU’AU FRIC, L’IMMEDIAT, NOUS N’AVONS PAS DE PLANETE B .
    C’EST SI SIMPLE DE PENSER AU BIEN COMMUN, OR C’EST TOUT LE CONTRAIRE, QUE POUVONS-NOUS FAIRE POUR INVERSER CETTE
    TENDANCE DIABOLIQUE ! C’EST CRIMINEL DE DEFORESTER POUR DE L’HUILE DE PALME, POUR CHERCHER DE L’OR, POUR FAIRE DES BARRAGES QUI TUENT DES PEUPLADE ENTIERES . C’EST LA FIN DU MONDE, REGARDEZ L’AUSTRALIE, RIEN N’A ETE FAIT POUR EVITER
    CES INCENDIES, LES INNOCENTS PAYENT UN MILLIARD D’ANIMAUX, C’EST INCENSE !

    Tuesday January 14th, 2020, 02:54 PM

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