The multimedia piece I made in Brazil last year (in association with NGO Reporter Brasil) is one of the 10 finalists for the Amnesty International Media Awards:
Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugar, second of soya and third for maize. An export industry reliant on basic commodities like these requires vast quantities of land, making land-rights an important and controversial issue in Brazil. The unparalleled growth in this sector is also having an impact on the land, destroying the Cerrado savannah. Mato Grosso do Sul is an important state for agriculture and is also home to 80% of the indigenous Guarani Kaiowá population; approximately 40,000 people, they are now at risk of losing their traditional culture and unique way of life, due to extradition from their ancestral settlements by agribusinesses, often funded by foreign investment. Disputes continue with no clear resolution in sight.