“Tapajós: a brief history on the transformation of a river” is a web series that takes place in Miritituba, a district in the state of Pará, which has been transformed into a soybean exportation platform in the last years. The animation is composed by three episodes, and each of them is narrated by a local inhabitant. Together they tell stories of an Amazon that goes way beyond the exuberant rain forests and its mighty rivers.
This production came out of the work that Inesc has done on the context of dismantling socioenvironmental policies in the region, and, more specifically, on the Northern Arch project (Arco Norte). This project aims at intensifying the investments on logistics in the Northern region of the country in order to transform Amazon’s watersheds into an exportation corridor for commodities, such as soybeans and corn.
Tapajós: a brief history of the transformation of a river (part 1)
Antônio is a fisherman who has lived since he was born on the Tapajós River. But his life is completely changed by the arrival of ports in the region.
Tapajós: a brief history of the transformation of a river (part 2)
Ivana is a teacher in Miritituba and knows an Amazon that few people have ever heard of.
Tapajós: a brief history of the transformation of a river (part 3)
For Maria, a farmer, soy exports do not bring benefits. She learned from her ancestors to grow her own food and earn an income from it.