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The people of the Lencois National Park

Format: 4K
Duration: 52 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

In 1981, Brazil created the Lencois National Park in the state of Maranhão which is home to an ecosystem unique in the world: pristine white sand dunes that wave for tens of kilometers, punctuated by lakes of fresh water and deserted beaches where turtles and birds take refuge.

Communities have lived here for more than 200 years but the government would like them to leave because the country’s environmental law does not allow residents to live in natural parks.

This film meets these inhabitants, sheltered in shacks without running water or electricity, who make ends meet with fishing and a little farming.