“I will protect the forest at all costs. That is why I could get a bullet in my head at any moment,” said Ze Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, an Amazon rainforest activist, at an environmental conference in Manaus. Six months later Ze Claudio was dead – gunned down, alongside his wife Maria, on May 24, 2011 in a remote corner of the Brazilian Amazon.
This is “The Crying Forest”, the new documentary produced by Gabriel Elizondo, Al Jazeera network correspondent in Brazil, that premiered yesterday. You can watch it here: