Struggle in the Amazon: The Clash between Energy and the Environment

Brazil's economy is growing at a staggering pace and its energy needs are skyrocketing. To meet growing demand, Brazil is harnessing hydroelectric energy and building dams, some among the largest in the world. But not everyone is happy about it. We travel to the heart of Brazil's Amazon region where tensions are running high.

Written, directed, and produced by Charles Lyons.

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