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Hunted Hunters - The Awá indigenous people in the Brazilian rainforest

The Awá have adapted perfectly to life in the forest. But to survive there, they need a large area of intact rainforest. They’re always on the move, depending on what fruit is in season and the movements of their prey. A protected area is supposed to protect their traditional way of life. But in reality the remote forests in northern Brazil are beyond the law. Settlers, loggers and pistoleros are pushing ever deeper into Awá territory, destroying the forest and killing the last members of this hunting and gathering people.

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A protected area is supposed to protect their traditional way of life. But in reality the remote forests in northern Brazil are beyond the law. Settlers, loggers and pistoleros are pushing ever deeper into Awá territory, destroying the forest and killing the last members of this hunting and gathering people.