‘The Letter’ – Preview at Teatro Munganga with Chief Dada and Tim Boekhout van Solinge

On Sunday 9th of October, Teatro Mungange is hosting a preview of ‘The Letter’; a documentary featuring Chief Dada and Pope Francis made in collaboration with Laudato Si and Off the Fence production company. Joining the event is Chief Dada himself, his companions, and Forest Forces founder Tim Boekhout van Solinge.

Chief Dadá is on a two-week tour across Europe to share his story and vision of a sustainable and just future. Among many things, his agenda includes talking at the Blue Earth Summit and Wildscreen festival in Bristol, and watching the premiere of ‘The Letter’ in the Vatican with Pope Francis. After filming the documentary during the peaks of the pandemic, they are reunited to see the result of their powerful alliance, and advocate loudly for taking action against the planetary crisis.

At Teatro Munganga, watch the preview of ‘The Letter’ and join in the conversation about how developments of illegal deforestation and logging in the Amazon has impacted its inhabitants and ecology with Dr. Tim Boekhout van Solinge and Chief Dadá. Chief of the Noke Koi and Katuquina indigenous people from Gregório River in Brazil, Kamarati, will also be there to perform traditional songs and chants.

We look forward to an inspiring evening full of stories from the forest and to come together for such an important mission – to protect and stand for nature.

Watch ‘The Letter’ trailer here.

Buy your ticket here

Address: Schinkelhavenstraat 27 hs, 1075 VP Amsterdam

Time: 19:00 (doors open 18:30)

Tickets: 15 eur. All funds will donated to Forest Forces Foundation to act upon the devastating effect of deforestation and its growing threats. Find out more about donations here.

”Machines cannot stop illegal logging” | Forest Forces in the World Rainforest Day Summit

This June, four representatives of environmental organizations (including Forest Forces and WWF Brasil) had a debate on how to best fight forest crime in the World Rainforest Day Summit

Nearly 500 people attended the event on the 22nd of June. At the summit, director of Forest Forces Dr. Tim Boekhout van Solinge argues why technological advances such as satellites fail to stop illegal logging (23:12), and explains the methods employed at Forest Forces. Maintaining an affordable, effective and simple approach, listen in at 38:27 to learn more about how Forest Forces is successful in leading forest crime prevention actions without collaborating with corrupt governmental institutions.

Watch the World Rainforest Day Summit here.

Q&A Vandria Borari

In June 2019, Vandria Borari visited the Netherlands following an invitation from Tim Boekhout van Solinge. Vandria is from the Borari indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon and she is the first indigenous lawyer from her region. In this interview, she will tell about her life in Brazil, the impact of the European Culture, the work of Forest Forces and what we, Europeans, can do to help improve the lives of indigenous people.

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Deforestation Crimes and Conflicts in the Amazon

Article in Critical Criminology

An article written by Tim Boekhout van Solinge, explaining deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. The article looks at the harm inflicted on indigenous populations, future generations and animal and plant species. Since the main cause of deforestation is expanding agriculture for export, western societies could be held responsible for it. 

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