Audio-Visual Content Production in The Brazilian Amazon
The reserve Cazumba- Iracema is located in the Amazonian part of Brazil in an area that borders with Peru and Bolivia. It extends over more than 7,500 sqKm. The reserve is home to about 350 families who employ traditional methods of extration of natuaral resources. The area holds the category of conservation unit under Brazilian legislation, which allows the sustainable use of natural resources, by those families whose traditional livelihoods depend on the forests and the artisanal extration of natural resources. Thanks to the sustainable traditions of the inhabitants, the area remains well preserved with an extarordinary sociocultural richness. Due to the importance of the equilibrium of Natural Resources, our partner institute, implements an intensive programmes of monitoring of natural resources.
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The conservation unit of this Amazonian region has a beautiful history of struggle to protect the area and create the reserve. The audio-visual documentation of this history is essential for the preservation of this area for the well-being of the local communities. It is fundamental for the reserve’s communications that we record the story told through the testament and speech of those that fought to conquer the area; so it can be captured for future generations. Telling the story of the positive changes implemented with the establishment of the reserve, can also aid future fundraising endeavors.
- Capture images of the local communities and villages within the reserve.
- Film the production process of the different products.
- Assist and film interviews conducted to community representatives
- Edit the obtained material
- Produce the video to be used for the promotion and divulgation of the sustainable work of the communities within the Iracema Reserve.
The accommodation takes place in the reserve (see cost). It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, living area and area with hammocks. It is equipped with internet service, and aerial for mobile phones. The accommodation has bed linen however you should take your own towel and toiletries.
Depending on the arrival time the volunteer will have to stay overnight in hotels in the nearest city and or nearer village. Once you confirm your booking and we know your flight details we make all necessary coordinations and provide detailed advice for your Journey.
The volunteers tend to cook their own food. Alternatively you can eat with locals at a cost of around $10 per meal.
The region has two seasons: Dry season July- October with high temperatures during the day and cool during night and early mornings. The dray season can have days with low temperature due to polar weather fronts coming from the South.
It is important to have insect repellent sun cream. Cloths should be of light materials preferably that can dry quickly. For field work you should bring long sleeves, long trousers and boots. You may use short and shirts as bathing suits during recreation activities, however bathing suits should be worn with t-shirts due to local costumns.
During your free time in the village, you can ride bicycle, go trekking, fishing or accompany the local settlers in their daily work and or recreational activities.