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Murder in the Amazon

Apr. 11, 1989
60 minutes

Chico Mendes was an environmentalist and a leader of seringueiros, Brazilian rubber tappers, who struggle to defend their forests from destruction by cattle ranchers and developers. Mendes's murder in December 1988 focused international attention on the ecological pillage of millions of acres of Amazonian rain forest.

Producer(s): Adrian Cowell
Vicente Rios
Morrow Cater
Michael Kirk

Awards: The San Francisco International Film Festival Award Best of Category-Environmental


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