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To celebrate Amazon Day on 5 September, Globo and Maria Farinha Filmes will make their Amazon conservation drama free online for a week.
Aruanas 5 sept.2019
The Amazon rainforest holds 90 billion tons of carbon, the equivalent to a decade of global greenhouse gas emissions. It also stores 20% of the fresh water supply on the planet and is home to over 50% of the planet’s biodiversity, with over 10 thousand species of plants.

However, in the last 12 months, between January and July, deforestation of this forest increased 15%. And, in 2019, Brazil continues occupying one of the first positions on the rank of nations that kill most environmental defenders, the companies said.

Intending to show the complexity in the work of defenders of the environment and the scope of illegal forest deforestation, the series Aruanas is written by Estela Renner and Marcos Nisti, with the collaboration of Pedro de Barros.

In the show, three idealist friends start the environmental NGO Aruana and investigate the activities of a mining company that works in the state of Amazônia, where strange facts occur: anonymous help calls, people getting sick in mysterious ways, murders and threats to native tribes. The activists, each on their own investigative path, create a mosaic of evidence that leads to a big scheme of crimes involving illegal mining and a renowned national mining company. While they unveil a dangerous web of crimes and secrets, these women need to deal with their own ghosts and personal drama.

Under the artistic direction of Carlos Manga Jr. and general direction of Estela Renner, the series had the technical partnership of Greenpeace and the support of UN Environment, Amnesty International, Alana, APIB (Association of Native Tribes from Brazil), Conectas Direitos Humanos, Global Witness, Greenfaith, Imazon, Ipam (Institute of Environmental Research in Amazônia), Instituto Socioambiental, Iser (Institute of Studies on Religions), Justiça Global, Open Society, Foundations, Rainforest Interfaith Initiative, WWF Brasil and 350 Org, among others.