Where: All the threatened Brazilian ecosystems.
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The “One Thousand Villages” campaign aims to support sovereignty actions in indigenous and traditional communities committed to sustainable solutions. The protection of the environment begins with the involvement of the local community and its leadership. Sovereignty implies a high degree of independence in spite of the strains of the present environmental crisis, autonomy from local politics or economy, and being the masters of their own destiny. The main objective of the initiative is to raise funds to finance projects developed by local community leadership, in addition to a series of initiatives aimed at protecting their lands, cultures and ecosystems.
The One Thousand Villages campaign has been created by activists and artivists. Among the indigenous activists who have inspired it are Ailton Krenak and Benki Piyãko. Over thirty musicians, photographers and filmmakers have participated in the making of a music video about the culture of indigenous peoples, quilombolas and riverine communities by the acclaimed director Marcos Prado. The song "The Doomsday Clock", byBrazilian composers Carlos Rennó, Makely Ka and Rodrigo Quintela was performed by artists like Margareth Menezes (the present Minister of Cultureof Brazil), Arnaldo Antunes, Zélia Duncan and Nando Reis. The campaign also counts with releases from work by photographers like Araquém Alcântara, Maureen Bisilliat and Claudia Andujar, among others.