United to advocate for

THE DISASTER

On November 5th of 2015, a tailings dam, owned by the mining company Samarco, collapsed in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

It released a tsunami of toxic mud which took over the Doce River and traveled for over 400 miles – from the Fundão dam until the Atlantic Ocean, crossing two entire states (Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo) – burying 2 entire subdistricts, killing the existing ecosystem and affecting other communities along the way.

Amongst the two subdistricts that vanished under mud – Bento Rodrigues, Paracatu de Baixo -, approximately 344 families homes were buried and 19 innocent people died. Those families used to have a rural life, in which they would farm what they ate, and used to live in a very communal and peaceful environment. Having lost everything they owned in November of 2015, they were forcibly moved to a rented apartment by the company in the city of Mariana.

Aside from these families, other +1 million people – among whom are fishermen, native tribes and many others – had their life and health extremely affected.

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THE MOVEMENT

RAISING AWARENESS

The Documentary

Mud Refugees will portray the stories of the people who were affected by the toxic mud released from the collapse of the Fundão dam.

The directors Paula Park and Barbara Schucko embarked on a journey following the mud’s path with only one mission in mind: to unveil the victims’ truth.

Their voices were silenced, so that what happened to them would be forgotten. But we can’t, and we won’t, let that happen.

Their stories must be told. With their own voice.
It is time everyone knows.

CALL-TO-ACTION

The Petition

Over 1 million people had their lives affected.

Some had their whole life buried under toxic mud, some lost their source of income, some had their access to clean water interrupted, some are to this day not recognized by the company as affected and are surviving on donations; most of them, never used to depend on any assistance, financial or otherwise, most of them had their mental and/or physical health affected; all of them had their reality severely impacted.

This petition aims to unite people from all around the world in raising awareness of this unprecedented disaster and in defense of its victims, demanding the right indemnification to them.

They are all deserving of justice.

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