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In the middle of so many debates about our presidential elections, sustainable development, social responsibility...
what would be the real future for Xingu People of Brazil?
Tuesday, October 26, the Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre (Movement Xingu Alive Forever), a coalition of over 250 organizations and social movements that oppose the construction of Belo Monte dam, sent to Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra a letter requesting that they expose their projects about the controversial dam. It's time to hear answers from these candidates. We can strengthen the process, and let them know that the world is watching signing this:
You can also visit the Movement site here and support the cause at their social networks:
Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre
> Exhausted, a Kayapo child, during the Indigenous National Festival.
Out My Window is the first major global of HIGHRISE super cool multi-media collaborative documentary experiment at the National Film Board of Canada, directed by Katerina Cizek.
And I'm in!
Highrise is a project about the human experience in vertical suburbs, "exploring the state of our urban planet told by people who look out on the world from highrise windows... residents who harness the human spirit — and the power of the community...". These concepts approximated one of their editors, Heather Frise, to my documentary work at Prestes Maia Occupation (at São Paulo, Brazil), that was showed at this blog (and Flickr).
I contributed with some of my Archival Photos, images I took at the occupation during 2005 to 2007, that are showed on the "Neighbours" and "Highrise Squat", both pieces of Ivaneti's story. Sadly, I was just arriving in China (2009) when they first contacted me asking to make the records and new photos for Ivaneti's story, but couldn't follow them. Another photographer in São Paulo, Julio Bittencourt, that also worked at the P. Maia Occupation and knew the people did it, and his images looks so great!
The project worth a visit! Check it here.
Art Week Style.Uz
October 9th - 14th
This a large-scale cultural and educational project of the Fund “Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan” started in Tashkent.
The week started with the fifth International Tashkent Photo Biennale “TashkentALE 2010”, organized in cooperation with the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan and Tashkent House of Photography at the Youth Creativity Palace.
I'm exhibiting a series with 10 photographs documenting Brazilian Indigenous People.
Works of photographers from over 40 countries are presented at the “TashkentALE”.
Events from the Arte Week are at the National Arts Centre, Youth Creativity Palace, Tashkent House of Photography, and galleries and exhibition halls in Tashkent and Samarkand.