Environmentalists with Guns

The world’s biggest forest is in danger; the Amazon rainforest is home to a thriving black market. Illegal loggers are indiscriminately chopping down all the trees they can, all to sell off the tropical hardwood. It’s part of a global business valued in the billions. But a special unit of the Brazilian Environmental Authority is hot on their heels – they’re working hard to try and stop the criminals from destroying the forest- using all means necessary. They’ll even resort to violence to get what they want- in this battle to save the rainforest, there are no rules.

Available for French and Spanish Speaking territories only


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Spiegel TV
  • Director: STEFFEN HAUG
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Germany

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