The Amazon

Yanomami woman, Brazil | © Fiona Watson/Survival

“Respect breeds trust”: Interview with Linda Poppe

Linda Poppe of Survival International talks about how the human rights organization helps the Yanomami and other indigenous groups defend their lives, their land and their future.More ...
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Yanomami bring the Amazon to the opera

“A pictorial log of leaves, lights, colour and water,” Brazilian journalist Stella Senra describes her experience of Demini, a village in the Amazon rain forest.More ...
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami visiting the ZKM on 4 May 2008 | © Amazonas-Musiktheater

In the words of Davi Kopenawa Yanomami

Like a man, the forest is suffering from deforestation. The spirits dwell in the forest. We have to defend and protect them – against rapacious destroyers.More ...
The Yanomami and the Forest, photograph of the Amazonas area around Watoriki, Roraíma/Brazil | © ZKM, Photo: Moritz Büchner

The Yanomami and the Forest

The forest is more to Davi Kopenawa than an impassive scenario. It is his, and his people’s, habitat and religion. He is fighting indefatigably to save the rain forest, which, the Yanomami believe, provides a haven for human and non-humans alike.More ...
Amoahiki – The Song of the Rain Forest, photograph of the Amazonas area around Watoriki, Roraíma/Brazil | © ZKM, Photo: Moritz Büchner

“Amoahiki” – The song of the rain forest

In the perilous game of “rain forest roulette” and the race for its abundant resources, there can be no winner. The Amazonian “climate machine” is being driven to the brink of the abyss. The Yanomami hope to save it.More ...