To watch the video: Pará: Belo Monte Announcement Of A War – Documentary Video
The Belo Monte project, Announcement of a War is a feature film project. The dramatic screenplay is based on the real conflict of the indigenous people in counterpoint to the development supposedly represented by the construction of the hydroelectric plant of “Belo Monte”.
In 1975 started discussions and debates around the construction of UHBM (Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant), at the time the project was called Kararaô and the Xingu indigenous communities and those from other regions of Brazil have been opposed to the project since then. The drama created here and the view of the main character is addressed in order to represent a break with the current way of doing business in “civilized” society. Like a feather in the wind through the voice against the violence with which “Belo Monte” is being implemented. The main idea of the film is to humanize the political fact as a result of this conflict of world view.
A village, a family, a Warrior: Hurakam is a warrior who is unaware of his opponent. Their greatest need is the war for the preservation of their way of life and traditions of his people, however, this war is not tangible, which leads to the character who walks along paths that conflict with their beliefs and their morale.
It is a low-budget independent production that was made in the last two months with thorough research on the implementation of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte on the Xingu River. There were 54 respondents with diverse opinions and viewpoints, including the deputy Wandenkolk Gonçalves, Mayor Uruará Eraldo Pimenta who is president of the consortium Belo Monte, the FORT Xingu Vilmar Soares, Ribeiro Nicias, the electrical engineer who is the Special Secretary of State for Energy (Pará) and Felicio Pontes prosecutor of the republic of Para. There are also indigenous leaders like Luis Xipaya and Sheila Juruna, leaders of movements and experts as members of the movement such as Antonia Mello of the Xingu Vivo movement, Marcelo Salazar socio-environmental Institute and the Bishop Erwin of the territorial Prelature of Xingu.
Research demonstrates that there are different answers to such questions, and it is important for the public to meet them, which is why we decided to put together a documentary prior to the fictional movie. “It would not be fair to keep all this unpublished material, as people discover things that are already going on in Altamira to open houses of prostitution. We also found that Belo Monte has an essential role in the Brazilian interconnected power system as a monumental work that can meet energy needs of Brazil.”
On the Eve of the Rio+20 UN Conference, Community Resistance Calls Attention to Brazilian Government‘s Unsustainable Energy Policy. While the Brazilian Government prepares to host the Rio+20 United Nations Earth Summit, 3,000 kilometers north in the country’s Amazon region indigenous peoples, farmers, fisherfolk, activists and local residents affected by the construction of the massive Belo Monte Dam project began a symbolic peaceful occupation of the dam site to “free the Xingu River.”
In the early morning hours, three hundred women and children arrived in the hamlet of Belo Monte on the Transamazon Highway, and marched onto a temporary earthen dam recently built to impede the flow of the Xingu River. Using pick axes and shovels, local people who are being displaced by the project removed a strip of earthen dam to restore the Xingu’s natural flow.