Monday, 18 March 2013

Forest film maker

Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui has a very interesting - and green - view on wealth when he says,

"People may think richness is about money but for us in the rainforest being rich is something else. We are rich in biodiversity, in culture and in spirituality."

Tuwe has moved from a remote Amazon rainforest village with 600 inhabitants to the city of New York! He wants to make his people's culture and problems better known and wants to become a documentary film maker. He's studying in New York through the Tribal Link's Indigenous Fellowship Program and the Nataasha van Kampen Foundation.

See this BBC report about Tuwe and his move...the subway, fast food, indigenous communities and loggers, drug cartels and oil prospectors.

More on the issue of wealth here.

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