Conceived by the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) with the support of the Amazon Fund and the Viver, Produzir e Preservar (Live, Produce, Preserve) Foundation, the Project worked for five years with farmers in five settlements in order to generate income and raise the population’s awareness to become voices against deforestation.
Over the course of the project, they achieved a 68% increase in their average gross income, in addition to advances in environmental regularisation with the issuance of 1,300 rural environmental certificates and 100,000 hectares of land regularised through over a thousand environmental licence waivers. In total, 2,700 families were benefitted, covering an area of 1.4 million hectares.
The documentary was made in 2016 and was filmed in Santarém, Itaituba and Altamira. In addition to the production of the audiovisual work, Forest also made a photographic record to support IPAM publications.