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October 07, 2008


Hello All,

I have been looking at this Yanomamö controversy for a number of years, primarily through my contact with one of the Yanomamö communities referenced in this article. In my experience, in Venezuela, one of the biggest complaints is that the Yanomamö don't have a voice. They are geographically isolated, which both protects and controls them. Others purport to speak for them.

A few years ago, a community of Yanomamö in Amazonas province initiated a film project where they try to tell their perspective on some of the issues. It is called, “Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God”. More information can be found at: http://www.TheEnemyGod.com

Controversial in its own right, but valuable to add to the conversation, I think.

All the best.

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