A Lens on the Ground: Beyond the Araguaia Corridor

“A Lens on the Ground: Beyond the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor” is a mini documentary made in collaboration with Nikon and Waterbear. The documentary highlights the Black Jaguar Foundation’s mission of creating the longest biodiversity corridor on Earth and how that is shaping the lives of local communities in the region. By providing job opportunities, contributing to environmental education, and mobilizing communities on the ground to collect and sell native seeds to our project, the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor is creating true impact and showing that ecological restoration can go far beyond planting trees. Every day, the project grows - and so do the stories we have to tell! The documentary focusses on the Black Jaguar Foundation's stories, and we hope it inspires you to act for our planet today!

  • Ana Paula Mendes
    Waterbear & Nikon
  • Waterbear
  • Nikon
  • Erivelto Carvalho
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Eduardo Oliveira Batista
    Key Cast
  • Francisca Sarijane
    Key Cast
  • Norivânia Diniz
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Ecological restoration, Observational documentary, Participatory documentary, Socio-environmental impact
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 9, 2023
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  • Language:
    English, Portuguese
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  • Nikon x Waterbear platforms
Distribution Information
  • Waterbear
    Country: Netherlands
    Rights: All Rights, Free TV
Director Biography - Ana Paula Mendes

Ana Paula is a Brazilian journalist who has been working as the Black Jaguar Foundation’s Communications Coordinator since last year. Just like any good journalist, she is always looking to get to know new people and uncover powerful stories capable of generating a positive impact on our planet!

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Director Statement

“It is through stories that people connect with each other and with our cause - more than anything”.