In the shrinking Amazonian jungles of Brazil, an urgent, high-stakes struggle for survival is playing out for the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe. First contacted in the 1980s, the hunter-gatherer group currently numbers just around 200 members. As the tribe works to protect its former isolation, the younger tribesmen are unafraid to embrace technology in order to fight the forces of cultural genocide. By being taught to document their struggle with cameras and drones, they finally gain agency over how their own story is told.
- Alex Pritz
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