Saturday, 5 February 2011

First Filming of Remote Tribe

A remote Amazonian Tribe has been filmed for the first time by the BBC days after pictures of them first came out. The BBC website says:

Jose Carlos Meirelles, of Funai, said his government agency needs proof of the existence of "uncontacted" Indian communities in Brazil due to the threat posed by illegal logging and mining. They are known as "uncontacted" because they have only limited dealings with the outside world.

The BBC was allowed to film from 1km away using a stabilised zoom lens. 

What an incredible video of an important discovery. I'm not sure what effect contact with them will have - it won't necessarily benefit them and maybe they should just be left alone? Enjoy!

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