Fri 02 Sept, 19:30 – Amazon, urgent! Chat with Angela Mendes and screening of the film Chico Mendes, I Want to Live


02 september
Start 19:30
Doors: 19:00
All ticket sales will go to the Chico Mendes Committee in its fight for the preservation of the Amazon forest.

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Angela Mendes, activist and socio-environmental activist is a technologist in environmental management. She currently chairs the Chico Mendes Committee and is an Ashoka social entrepreneur recognized for her work with young people from the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve in Acre.

She will be in Europe for an international mission in partnership with the Association Espírito Mundo in Brussels and the support of the European Parliament (The Left EU). With local partnerships: Coimbra (Socialist party), Amsterdam (Teatro Munganga), Paris (Autres Bresis), London (Fondation Gaia) and Brussels (European Parliament/The Left/Rise for Climate).

Directed by: Adrian Cowell
Production: Central Independent Television / Catholic University of Goiás
Duration: 40 min.
Year: 1989
This film shows the trajectory of Chico Mendes, a rubber tapper leader in the Brazilian state of Acre, in defense of the Amazon. Filmed between 1985 and 1988, director Adrian Cowell and cameraman Vicente Rios accompanied Chico Mendes in organizing rubber tappers in defense of the forest. 

During this period, the “Alliance of the Peoples of the Forest” was established between rubber tappers and indigenous people, joining struggles for the demarcation of the first extractive reserves in the Amazon and the demarcation of indigenous territories. The film also shows the plot to assassinate Chico Mendes and the repercussions of his death in Brazil and around the world.