The Battle for the Xingu

May 14, 2010

Cultures of Resistance is excited to present our short film "The Battle for the Xingu" online. The film is about indigenous Kayapó opposition to the Brazilian government’s proposed Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the Amazon. The dam would have a disastrous impact on the Kayapó homeland. The film features footage from the 2008 Altamira summit, a key moment of the burgeoning Kayapó movement, when 1,000 Indians joined national and international supporters in the city of Altamira, Para to protest the Belo Monte Dam project plans.

Battle for the Xingu from Cultures of Resistance on Vimeo.

One of our allies, International Rivers, is hosting screenings and discussions of "The Battle for the Xingu." The first screening took place on March 19, the International Day of Action for Rivers, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. Details about the event can be found at the International Rivers website. If you are interested in hosting your own screening of the film, please get in touch here or email us at More info at:

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