The Zo’é people, on the border of the world
Nicolas Hulot, Gilles Santantonio, Corto Santantonio
The Zo’é are some of the 400,000 Indigenous peoples who live – or survive – in the Amazonia on a vast territory like Europe; at the arrival of the conquistadors they were then more than 6 million.
Watched by the Brazilian National Indian Foundation, they suffer the full blow of the spoliation of their territory, the destruction of the forest open to oil exploration, the construction of dams, mining, sugar cane…
This book is an invitation to meet these 242 people of Zo’é tribe. Hunting, fauna and flora, history, family relationships, education, daily activities, knowledge of the outside world, beliefs, cultural heritage and traditions… many angles which establish the authenticity, interest and the soul of this indigenous people. There, Nicolas Hulot had the feeling of « discovering the kingdom of Harmony and, in contrast, all the excesses of our own civilization ».
The texts of Nicolas Hulot and Corto Santantonio accompanied by the photographs of Gilles Santantonio in an urgent plea for « a new and superior way for a real civilization with a golden rule: moderation and sharing ».
• Themes: Discovery and travel, People, Society, Environment, Ethnology/Anthropology.
• Key selling points:
– 143 unique photographs
– a unique approach to discover the Zo’é people.
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Format: 24×32 cm
French retail price: 35€
Fine illustrated book