The Resource Contact : the yanomami Indians of Brazil, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)

Contact : the yanomami Indians of Brazil, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)

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Contact : the yanomami Indians of Brazil
Title
Contact
Title remainder
the yanomami Indians of Brazil
Statement of responsibility
produced by Geoffrey O'Connor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This documentary, shot in one of the most remote corners of the Brazilian Amazon, graphically depicts the devastating impact of contact with the outside world on an isolated indigenous tribe, the Yanomami Indians. They are considered to be the last major Stone Age people in the Amazon. Since 1987, as the result of the incursion of Brazilian gold miners, an estimated fifteen percent of the Yanomami Indians have died from malaria and related diseases to which they have little resistance. Further, the mining operations have polluted rivers and scared away game animals thereby destroying the Yanomami s traditional ecosystem. Although the Brazilian government is ostensibly trying to protect the Indians, such efforts are undermined by the fact that their mineral-rich ancestral land is coveted by mining interests. This frontier section of the Brazilian Amazon is labeled a national security zone and off limits to all unauthorized persons, including anthropologists. Producer Geoffrey O Connor was smuggled into Yanomami territory so that he could record the plight of these endangered peoples. A closed captioned version is available on vhs only. Please specify when ordering
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Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ethnographic video online
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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  • O'Connor, Geoffrey
  • Alexander Street Press
  • Realis Pictures
Runtime
28
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  • Yanomamo Indians
  • Brazil
Target audience
general
Label
Contact : the yanomami Indians of Brazil, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP1630969/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747796281
Video recording format
other
Label
Contact : the yanomami Indians of Brazil, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP1630969/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747796281
Video recording format
other

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