“Ciné-Cipó – Cine Liana”: The Amazon Rainforest as one of the earth’s „Critical Zones“

Brazilian Filmmaker Barbara Marcel embarked on an adventure to capture different exchanges in the Amazon Rainforest. You can now see what she discovered in a video installation called “Ciné-Cipó – Cine Liana”. It is part of the virtual exhibition “Critical Zones – Observatories for Earthly Politics” by the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) Karlsruhe.

Ciné-cipó - Cine liana

Together with the two Amazonian local activists Natalina do Carmo and Milena Raquel Tupinambá, Barbara and her team visited ATTO last year. They wanted to learn about the daily lives of the scientists working at this observatory in the remote Amazon. But they also wanted to know the tower is for, and what benefit it brings to local communities and indigenous people.

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