This video is a documentary film about the Yanomami Indians, a group of indigenous people who live in the Brazilian Amazon. This area of Brazil is extremely secluded and remote and the Yanomami peoples survive with technology from the Stone Age, many making their living as miners in local gold mines. In the 1980s, more than 15 percent of Yanomami Indians died of various diseases, including malaria, and the mines have polluted local rivers and ground water, harming the entire population. The government of Brazil has tried to intervene, but the powerful mining companies have hindered their investigations.
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