Saving the Amazon

Synopsis

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. The combination of illegal logging and slash and burn agriculture is decimating the land. With huge profits to be made, the Amazon is a dangerous place to ask questions. Despite the threat, the Amazonian tribes want the world to hear their message.

The Filmmakers

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION 4 CORNERS presents the documentary "SAVING THE AMAZON" reporter SOPHIE MCNEILL producer SHARON O'NEILL researcher NAOMI SELVARATNAM editors GUY BOWDEN and SIMON BRYNJOLFFSSEN assistant editors JAMES BRAYE and MARIAM ZAHR camera RON FOLEY fixer CAIO VILELA translator JULIANA FRANTZ archive producer MICHELLE BADDILEY and NATASHA MARFUTENKO designer LINDSAY DUNBAR digital producer LAURA GARTRY social media producer HARRIET TATHAM digital designer GEORGINA PIPER legal PIERCE HARTIGAN publicity PAUL AKKERMANS promotions LAURA MURRAY sound mixer EVAN HORTON colourist SIMON BRAZZALOTTO post production JAMES BRAYE additional vision APTN, GREENPEACE, SENTINEL HUB theme music RICK TURK titles LODI KRAMER program assistant LYDIA CHU production managers WENDY PURCHASE and MARYANNE AGOSTINO supervising producer MORGAN RAMSAY executive producer SALLY NEIGHBOUR with appearances by SOPHIE MCNEILL, FRANCIEL DE SOUZA GUAJAJARA, CRISTIANE MAZZETTI, TASSO AZEVEDO, RICARDO GALVAO, CARLOS NOBRE, CESAR MUNOZ, JOSEE, FRANCISCA SILVA DE QUADROS, GELSON DILL, ERASMUS ZU ERMGASSEN, CHIEF WOLFERING, ALENQUER, MARIA MARCIA DEMILLO, VIDIMAR SILIPRANDI