Preparing the seed mixture (muvuca) is one of the best strategies for planting trees. But to replant an entire forest, you need a muvuca of people. Bringing together environmentalists, local communities, and farmers seems like an unlikely dream, but it is this innovative strategy that has restored more than 6,000 hectares of the Amazon rainforest. So far.
“Forest Makers,” the movie, is a virtual reality dive into the experience of the Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) and the Xingu Seed Network Association (ARSX) that brought together a diversity of people, knowledge, and native seeds to recover degraded forest areas in the watersheds of the Xingu, Araguaia, and Teles Pires rivers in the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Learn about the idea that moves an economy that cares about people and forests strengthens cultures and continues to boost the socio-environmental balance and well-being of the local residents.
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On your mobile phone: Have the YouTube app on your phone. Click on the movie link and move your phone to look around.
On the cardboard goggles: Have the YouTube app on your phone. Click on the movie link. Tap on the three-dot icon to open the menu. When the main menu options appear, choose “Watch in VR.”
Direction and Script: Tadeu Jungle
Executive Production: Fernando Chiari
Local Production: Bruna Ferreira, Heber Queiroz (in memoriam), Guilherme Pompiano, Roberto Almeida, Lara Costa, João Carlos Pereira, Denise Costa, Tatiane Ribeiro, Claudia Araujo, Natanael Lopes
Directing assistance: Rafael Baliú
Photography: Raul Cariello
Editing: Jean Battistini (AMC)
Direct Sound: Marcio Farah
Soundtrack: Luiz Macedo and Thiago Chasseraux
Sound Design and Mixing: Rogerio Marques
Color and Effects: Pedro Gebara
The Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) and the Xingu Seed Network Association (ARSX) are bringing together a diversity of people, knowledge, and native seeds to recover degraded forested areas in the watersheds of the Xingu and Araguaia rivers in the State of Mato Grosso. Click and learn more about these initiatives that have already planted more than 20 million trees.
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