Original Title: Battle for the Xingu
Production Company: Caipirinha Productions
Production Year: 2008
Director: Iara Lee
Cinematography: Altair Paixao
Editor: Collin Ruffino
Music Composer: Cristian Fleming
Producer: Iara Lee
Running Time: 11min
Country: Kenya, USA
Language: English, Portuguese


Imagine if Hurricane Katrina was not a hurricane at all, but an event sponsored by the federal government, in collaboration with several multinational corporations. If your imagination fails you, then perhaps you'll get a clearer picture by learning about the people of the Xingu River.

Director’s Biography

Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity, supports peace with justice projects and brings together artists and changemakers from around the world.


2013 The Kalasha and the Crescent
2012 The Suffering Grasses
2010 Cultures of Resistance
2008 Battle for the Xingu