Belo Monte: After the Flood
Film, Reflection & Popcorn: A screening of the documentary "Belo Monte: After the Flood" followed by a discussion moderated by Lara Côrtes.
"Belo Monte: After the Flood" (2016), by Todd Southgate, explores the history and consequences of one of the world's most controversial dam projects, built on the Xingu River in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.
Now that the Xingu River is dammed and Belo Monte has begun to generate its first watts of electricity, controversy surrounding this project has only grown as allegations and charges of corruption and kickbacks involving dozens of prominent politicians continue to emerge.
Nonetheless, the government has plans to build even more dams in the Amazon including on the Tapajós River, another major tributary to the Amazon River located in the Brazilian state of Pará.
This event is part of the activities of the project "Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?".
Popcorn and other snacks will be served.
The event is free and open to all.