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Spanish Film Club: Eternal Amazon (Brazil/2013)

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The Spanish Film Club by Pragda's film series Discover New Trends in Ibero American Cinema will screen Eternal Amazon (Brazil/2013) on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6pm in Klarman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Hosted by the Department of Romance Studies in collaboration with the Society for the Humanities and the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

This film series runs February 7 - March 7, 2018.


ETERNAL AMAZON (Amazônia eterna) Belisario Franca / Brazil / 88 min / 2013 / Portuguese with English subtitles
The Amazon is a vast laboratory for sustainable experiments that are unveiling new rela-tionships among human beings, corporations, and this natural heritage that is crucial for life on the planet. This is where the guidelines are being drawn up for a new global economic model: the green economy. With astonishing cinematography and soundtrack, Eternal Amazon presents a critical analysis of how the world’s largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized. Exploring the Amazon’s five million square kilometers–home to 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves–the film asks whether it is possible for humans to make sustainable use of the rainforest, featuring nine successful projects for sustainable forest use that directly benefits the local population and fosters good economic partnerships. Activities such as agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry and extraction are unraveled under the support of experts, including economist Sergio Besserman, ecologists Bertha Becker and Virgilio Viana, as well as testimony of Amazonians. It portrays the daily lives of the forest people as the guardians of this great natural heritage that could last into eternity, if properly managed.