The Fight for Amazonia

In the Brazilian Amazon, environmentalists, scientists and politicians are facing one of the most difficult challenges of our time. If the Earth’s lungs collapse, the planet itself will collapse. The three-part series “The Fight for Amazonia” looks at the efforts being made to save the rainforest – not revealing how bleak the prospects are, but documenting the avenues that raise hopes.

The series was supported by the MEDIA Program of the European Union and co-produced with SWR (strand "Länder, Menschen, Abenteuer") and in cooperation with ARTE. The commissioning editor was Ulrike Becker, SWR.

The three episodes premiered on ARTE in May 2010.

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International versions in English (3 x 52 minutes) are available for worldwide distribution.

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