Join us at the first festival

The People of the rainforest

The Festival

We are very proud to present the first People of the Rainforest Film Festival which will take place on 4, 5 and 6 November. On the program, films made by indigenous and non-indigenous filmmakers.

Rainforests are unique and earth’s oldest living ecosystems. They are home to thousand of species of flora and fauna as well as to hundreds of different tribes of indigenous people.

People of the Rainforest Film Festival was created to give a platform to indigenous and non indigenous filmmakers telling the important stories of the rainforests and their people.

During the three days of the festival there will be screenings of films, Q&A with film directors, conversations with activists, representatives of several indigenous people, researchers and specialists.

Part of the tickets sales will be donated to indigenous organizations as well as the Chico Mendes Committee.

Come join us on 4,5 and 6 November on this beautiful and interesting journey to the land of the people of the rainforest.


The film received the Audience Award and the Competition Award at the 2008 South by Southwest Festival, where it had its worldwide premiere. In Brazil, where the film title received a literal translation, it premiered at the 2007 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. It was also screened at the 32nd São Paulo International Film Festival. It is planned to receive a nationwide release on February 13, 2009. 

The film and its song “Forever”, written and performed by Bebel Gilberto, daughter of Bossa Nova pioneer João Gilberto, were pre-selected for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song, respectively.


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GO TO CASA CONCERT 4, 5 and 6 november”