Short photographic reportage on the Amazonas. Amazonas is a state of Brazil, located in the northwestern corner of the country. It is the largest Brazilian State by area and the 9th largest country subdivision in the world.
The Amazon rainforest, the earth's largest remaining tropical wilderness, is disappearing faster and despite the alarm that went off in the 1980s, has lost chunk of forest covering the size of Belgium every year.
The Amazon's disappearance has long been a cause for concern, and the scientists believe that only 60 percent may still be left in 2020 and that within 50 years it could disappear entirely.
But who really cares about preserving the rainforest? Scientists no longer believe that the Amazon acts as the planet's lungs, but apart of scientific reasons is home of 17 million people who lives in small cities and indigenous communities.
This reportage downstream along the Rio Amazonas and the Rio Negro is a short documentary, dated back on march 2011, on the life of people working on the boats, inhabitants of villages and the climate conditions of that area.
The boats are used as cargo to transport goods and food to cities and communities along the rio, often in precarious conditions, and subject to accidents and long delays.
The native people are often waiting for the boats to catch some goods or food trowed by the tourists.
The small communities can be formed by less than 100 people, but surprisingly it is possible to find a catholic church in the middle of nowhere.
The raining season has a strong impact on the life conditions and it change also the scenario, which has unique colors and landscapes.