Filming Babassu farmers Brazil, 2013

24I love this shot. Paul had wandered off to get a spare battery and we were getting ready to film an interview with some of the Babassu ladies in Tocatins State, Brazil. These women are hands down simply amazing, they are often violently persecuted by the big land owners and the agriculturalists who are turning Brazil into large monoculture plantations of soya and beef farms. However they have stood resiliently together, forming local co-operatives and after years of struggle have managed to gain rights to their old and unique farming practices.


Author: timlewis77

Working as a sound recordist, camera operator, video editor, photographer, production manager and writer, Tim Lewis produces documentary films for a wide range of international charities, government agencies and the arts sector. His experience as a freelancer also includes broadcast and corporate pieces, ranging from glossy celebrity portraits, small art promos and channel idents, to feature length documentaries for clients such as the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery and Sky. His work has taken him to many difficult and challenging locations. Filming semi nomadic communities in the rainforests of Borneo, interviewing refugees on the Thai-Burma border, following civil rights campaigners through war torn Liberia and the Congo or climbing volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland. He is a co-director at Handcrafted Films Ltd. blog -

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