Brazil tribes use smartphones to fight eviction from ancestral lands

ITV, 8/10/2015

Threatend with eviction from their ancestral lands, indigenous tribes in Brazil are hitting back using video.

Communities, some of which have no electricity and no access to computers, have been given solar-powered smartphones by the London-based charity Survival International.

The remote tribes are using the camera-phones to broadcast their situation to the world and call for international support.

The Tribal Voices project was launched with two tribes – the Guarani in southwest Brazil, and the Yanomami in the mountains and forests of the north.

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