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33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Cairo, Egypt
28th August – 7th September 2019

A 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth' Amazonia, Brasil '
(see still pictures)

Thank you so much, dear Gabriela Saab and many others, for creating many important video-recordings!

Pre-conference preparations:

• 01 Rios de Encontro: Towards a Good Living Amazon (Flying River Tour)
Dan Baron and Manoela Souza are the directors of the Transformance Institute: Culture & Education and its AfroRaiz Youth Collective of the 'Rios de Encontro' (Rivers of Meeting) project in the Community University of the Rivers in Marabá, Pará, Brasil. You get an impression of their work by watching this video.

• 02 Gaby Saab Welcomes Everyone to the Dignity Conference WhatsApp Group, 23rd August 2019
On 23rd August 2019, Gaby Saab from São Paulo welcomes everyone to the temporal WhatsApp Group created for the 33rd Annual Dignity Conference in the State of Pará in the Brazilian Amazon, in Marabá and Belém, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019.
We very much thank Dan Baron and Manoela Souza for inviting us. They made a video about their work for us: 'Rios de Encontro: Towards a Good Living Amazon (Flying River Tour)'.

• 03 Michael Boyer Introduces the Dignity Greeting, 23rd August 2019
Michael Boyer introduces a new greeting, the Dignity Greeting! Thank you, dear Michael!
Michael came with this suggestion on 23rd August 2019 to the WhatsApp group that had been created for the 33rd Annual Dignity Conference in the State of Pará in the Brazilian Amazon, in Marabá and Belém, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019.


Day One, 28th August 2019
Marabá, 'gate to the Amazon', in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil

• 04 The members of the Rivers of Encounter Project were welcomed by the City Hall of Marabá, Pará, Amazon, Brasil
This is the relevant section edited out by Evelin Lindner from the video of the entire session (cell phone version) that was recorded by the City Hall and posted on their Facebook page
At the opening of the ordinary session on the morning of Wednesday, 28th August 2109, the Marabá City Council in the State of Pará in the Amazon of Brasil welcomed members of the Rivers of Encounter Project, who were scheduled to leave for a tour of four European countries (Austria, Poland, Germany, and Belgium) on 2nd September. Six young people from the Cabelo Seco Community of Marabá were on their way to defend the Amazon in Europe, showing the strength of culture and what they are doing to help preserve it.
The Câmara Municipal de Marabá, Prefeitura de Marabá, the City Hall of Marabá or the Marabá City Council, is made up of twenty-one seats since 2013 (until 2012 there were thirteen), when, by determination of the Superior Electoral Court, the municipalities got a number of councilors equivalent to their population. The old City Hall building was called Palacete Augusto Dias. The current City Hall building was opened on December 23, 2010.
See also the article in the local newspaper Correio: 'Jovens vão à Europa defender a Amazônia'
See also Rios de Encontro: Towards a Good Living Amazon (Flying River Tour)

• 05 Evelin Lindner's Message to the City Council of Marabá in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil (recorded on her own camera)
video-recording on Evelin's camera
– the relevant section edited out by Evelin Lindner from the video of the entire session (cell phone version) that was recorded by the City Hall and posted on their Facebook page
This is Evelin Lindner's message to the City Hall of Marabá, Pará, Amazon, Brasil, on 28th August 2019. At the opening of the ordinary session on the morning of Wednesday, 28th August 2109, the Marabá City Council welcomed members of the Rivers of Encounter Project. Evelin Lindner was invited to deliver a brief message at a time when the Amazon Rainforest was on fire. Dan Baron translated from English to Portuguese. Evelin Lindner was in Marabá as one of the conveners of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group of 50 participants.
See also the article in the local newspaper Correio: 'Jovens vão à Europa defender a Amazônia'. See, furthermore, Rios de Encontro: Towards a Good Living Amazon (Flying River Tour)


Day Two, 29th August 2019
House of Rivers, Cabelo Seco, Marabá. Manoela Souza and Dan Baron are the Directors of the Transformance Institute: Culture & Education and its AfroRaiz Youth Collective of the 'Rios de Encontro' (Rivers of Meeting) project in the Community University of the Rivers in the Cabelo Seco community in Marabá.

• 06 Johan Galtung and Antonio Carlos da Silva Rosa on Skype
• Johan Galtung, born 1930, is the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. See 'Johan Galtung, a Pioneer: Conceptualizing Peace Journalism', by Antonio C. S. Rosa, M.A., Editor - TRANSCEND Media Service Peace Journalism, 22nd October 2018.
• Antonio Carlos da Silva Rosa, born 1946, is a pioneer in Peace Journalism. He is the founder-editor of the pioneering Peace Journalism website, TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS (from 2008), an assistant to Prof. Johan Galtung, Secretary of the International Board of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment.
• Johan Galtung kindly agreed to offer his advice to the people in the Amazon who are in deep distress. He gifted one hour of his time to speak on Skype from his home in Spain. Antonio Carlos da Silva Rosa was so kind as to accompany Johan.
• This video represents a brief selection from a one hour long Skype conversation between Spain and the House of Rivers in Cabelo Seco on 29th August 2019, as part of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth'. We very much thank Dan Baron and Manoela Souza for inviting us to hold this conference. They made a video about their work for us: 'Rios de Encontro: Towards a Good Living Amazon (Flying River Tour)'.


Day Three, 30th August 2019

07.0 Interview with Dan Baron, Gaby Saab, and Evelin Lindner in Radio Correio 92.1 in Marabá
Sandro Campos and Célia Campos interviewed Dan Baron, Gabriela Saab, and Evelin Lindner at a time when the Amazon Rainforest was on fire. Dan Baron and Gaby Saab translated Evelin's contributions from English to Portuguese. Gabriela Saab and Evelin Lindner were in Marabá for the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group of 50 participants.

• 07 Circle of Love Gifts
Evelin Lindner lives globally to gather a global community of people who wish to nurture dignity around the world, and whenever she receives a gift in one part of the world, she takes it to another part of the world and looks for a worthy recipient for that gift. The concept is called 'circle of love gifts'. When she has found a worthy recipient, she tries to take a picture of the recipient and sends it to the giver of the gift (the photos you see above will therefore be sent to the givers of the gifts). In that way, not only is her global life a bridge-building endeavour, also the gifts that she carries help build more bridges. It is also a 'footprint' of her path through the world.
This video shows the Circle of Love Gift session with Dan Baron and Gaby Saab in the House of Rivers in Cabelo Seco on 30th August 2019, as part of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group with 50 participants. You see many gifts Evelin bought in Egypt for the AfroRaiz artists to inspire them to explore their links to the north of Africa.


Day Four, 31st August 2019
Gaby Saab and Evelin Lindner hosted by biologist Cristiane Vieira da Cunha in Vila Praia Alta, duas horas de Marabá de carro e barco / two hours by car and boat from Marabá, Amazonian State Pará, Brasil

• 08 The Babaçu Palm and Its Beetle Larva Gongo in Vila Praia Alta on Ilha do Praia Alta in the river Tocantins near Marabá in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil
The coconut bug (Pachymerus nucleorum) is a beetle larva of the Bruquidae family. It has wide Brazilian distribution, which develops inside the fruit of several palm trees, such as babassu, coconut, carnauba, among others. He is also known by the names of gong, Coró and morotó. Pachymerus nucleorum settles inside fruits, which is also known as the 'larva of the coconut'. Here, we found it in the babaçu (Attalea speciosa) palm, or cusi, a palm native to the Amazon Rainforest region. The babassu palm is the predominant species in the Maranhão Babaçu forests of Maranhão and Piauí states. Even though Gaby and I live as much as possible vegan or vegetarian, we had to admit that the fried larvae were a delicacy! They are clean, full of protein...

• 09 Tapioca in Vila Praia Alta
Tapioca is a starch extracted from the storage roots of the cassava plant (Manihot esculenta). This species is native to the north region and central-west region of Brazil, but its use spread throughout South America. The plant was carried by Portuguese and Spanish explorers to most of the West Indies and Africa and Asia. It is a perennial shrub adapted to the hot conditions of tropical lowlands. Cassava copes better with poor soils than many other food plants.

• 10 Urucum in Vila Praia Alta
The original Tupi name for this fruit is uruku, urucu or urucum ('red color'), which is also used for the body paint prepared from its seeds. Achiote (Bixa orellana) is a shrub – also called the lipstick tree – native to a region between northern South America and Mexico. The seeds can be used to make red body paint and lipstick, as well as a spice.

• 11 The World Dignity University Initiative in Vila Praia Alta
In this video, Evelin Lindner explains the relevance of communities like Vila Praia Alta in the Amazon for the idea of the World Dignity University Initiative. Gabriela Saab and Evelin Lindner were deeply impressed by the sustainability of the ways of living they encountered when they had the privilege of spending time there on 31st August 2019. They saw almost no plastic, almost no waste, everything was used. Here, animals are alive, rather than being 'produced'. A rooster crows in the morning, indicating that animals are allowed to have a family, allowed to have a social life in their own right, rather than being reduced to being servants of human needs – being used as pets at best (to help placate the loneliness and disconnection in societies of excessive individualism), or consumed as food. The kitchen is outside of the house under an umbrella! And the shell of the babaçu nuts serve as charcoal!
This is one of Evelin Lindner's contributions to the Marabá-part of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group with 50 participants.

• 12 Manoel de Deus Gomes da Silva in Vila Praia Alta
Comunidades Tradicionais Sustentáveis em risco
Sustainable Traditional Communities at risk
Manoel de Deus Gomes
Vila Praia Alta, duas horas de Marabá de carro e barco / two hours by car and boat from Marabá, Pará state, Brasil
31 de agosto de 2019 / 31st August 2019
Manoel de Deus Gomes da Silva, membro da comunidade ribeirinha Vila Praia Alta, fala sobre a importância da preservação da herança cultural das comunidades tradicionais da região do Rio Tocantins em que se pretende construir uma Hidrovia que impactará o rio, a fauna, a flora e a produção sustentável pesqueira e extrativista na região.
Manoel de Deus Gomes da Silva, a member of the Vila Praia Alta community on Ilha Praia Alta, an island in the river Tocantins in the Amazonian State of Pará in Brasil, talks about the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the traditional communities of the Tocantins River region in which it is intended to build a waterway that will impact the river, fauna, flora and sustainable fishery and permaculture production in the region.

• 13 Leaving Praia Alta island by boat and at the end of the day back to Marabá by car
Comunidades Tradicionais Sustentáveis em risco
Sustainable Traditional Communities at risk
Biologist and fishing monitor Cristiane Vieira da Cunha mentoring Gaby Saab and Evelin Lindner
Ilha do Praia Alta, duas horas de Marabá de carro e barco / The island Ilha do Praia Alta, two hours by car and boat from Marabá, Pará state, Brasil
31 de agosto de 2019 / 31st August 2019
The Amazon is threatened not just by logging, not just by arson to clear land for cattle and soya production, it is also threatened by mining, the building of dams, and the blasting of rocks to turn natural rivers into industrial highways – 'hydrovias'. We started in Marabá at 5 o'clock in the morning, first by car and then by boat. On this video, we are on the way back. We went by boat to two fishing communities on the shores of the river Tocantins, one on an island, past the famous Pedral do Lourenção rocks (which we could not see, due to the artificially high water levels). We learned that the water of the river is already so polluted that the people living on its shores can no longer drink it: they have to fetch it from another village which still has clean water. A hydro-electric dam has already been built in the north of Marabá, the Tucuruí dam, against the resistance of many people, and now the next step of this mega-project is being scheduled, namely, to turn the river into a navigable waterway for big ships – a hydrovia – to transport cattle, GM soya, and aluminium. Boulders that are a billion years old, in other words, billion years of eco-infrastructure, shall be removed to industrialise the river. The local population will no longer be able to use their small boats to go the city and to sell their own sustainable products. The water level is already now artificially controlled, so that the fishermen, whose calendar normally depends on the moon and who respect the periods in which fish is reproducing, now have their areas of reproduction and the level of the river dictated by this new 'hydrovia'.
The Pedral do Lourenção rocks are part of the Central Brazilian Plateau, an upland area formed one billion years ago of hard crystalline old rocks. See 'Pedral do Lourenção: Para IBAMA, ainda é preciso complementar estudos ambientais', por Redação, Correio de Carajas, 17 de setembro de 2019.

• 14 Rafael Cabral in Tauiry
Comunidades Tradicionais Sustentáveis em risco
Sustainable Traditional Communities at risk
Rafael Cabral
Tauiry, duas horas de Marabá / two hours from Marabá, Pará state, Brasil
31 de agosto de 2019 / 31st August 2019
Rafael Cabral, membro da comunidade ribeirinha Vila Belém (Pará), fala sobre a importância da preservação da herança cultural das comunidades tradicionais da região do Rio Tocantins em que se pretende construir uma Hidrovia que impactará o rio, a fauna, a flora e a produção sustentável pesqueira e extrativista na região. Rafael faz um apelo aos doadores do Fundo Amazônia, em especial à Noruega, para que os projetos sustentáveis na região possam ter continuidade.
Rafael Cabral, a member of the Vila Belém riverside community (State of Pará), talks about the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the traditional communities of the Tocantins River region in which it is intended to build a waterway that will impact the river, fauna, flora and sustainable fishery and permaculture production in the region.
Rafael calls on Amazon Fund donors, especially Norway, to continue sustainable projects in the region.

• 15 Cristiane (Cris) Vieira da Cunha in Tauiry
A professora e pesquisadora da UNIFESSPA, Cristiane Vieira da Cunha, explica como o Projeto de Monitoramento Participativo auxilia comunidades ribeirinhas a compreender mais sobre suas atividades. A partir dos dados recolhidos pelos próprios pescadores, é possível compreender como grandes projetos como a Hidrovia do Rio Tocantins irão afetar não apenas seu modo de vida sustentável, mas também o próprio equilíbrio ecológico dos biomas amazônicos (Projeto ProPesca - com apoio da UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO SUL E SUDESTE DO PARÁ - UNIFESSPA, da EMBRAPA e com o financiamento do FUNDO AMAZÔNIA).
Para maiores informações sobre o projeto, entrar em contato com: crisvieira_cunha@hotmail.com
UNIFESSPA professor and researcher Cristiane Vieira da Cunha explains how the Participatory Monitoring Project helps riverside communities understand more about their own activities. From the data collected by fishermen, it is possible to understand how major projects, such as the Tocantins River Waterway, not only affect their sustainable way of life, but also the ecological balance of the Amazon biomes (ProPesca Project - with the support of the FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST PARÁ - UNIFESSPA, EMBRAPA AND THE FINANCING OF THE AMAZON FUND).
For more information about the project send an email to: crisvieira_cunha@hotmail.com

• 16 Ronaldo Macena do Tauiry in Tauiry
Ronaldo Macena, membro da comunidade ribeirinha Tauiry (Pará), fala sobre a importância da preservação da herança cultural das comunidades tradicionais da região do Rio Tocantins em que se pretende construir uma Hidrovia que impactará o rio, a fauna, a flora e a produção sustentável pesqueira e extrativista na região. Ronaldo faz um apelo aos doadores do Fundo Amazônia, em especial à Noruega, para que os projetos sustentáveis na região possam ter continuidade.
Ronaldo Macena, a member of the Tauiry riverside community (State of Pará), talks about the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the traditional communities of the Tocantins River region in which it is intended to build a waterway that will impact the river, fauna, flora and sustainable fishery and permaculture production in the region.
Ronaldo calls on Amazon Fund donors, especially Norway, to continue sustainable projects in the region.


Day Five, 1st September 2019
Gaby Saab and Evelin Lindner hosted by biologist Claudelice dos Santos in Nova Ipixuna, duas horas de Marabá / two hours from Marabá, Pará state, Brasil

• 17 The cross for Claudio and Maria

Nova Ipixuna, duas horas de Marabá / two hours from Marabá, Pará state, Brasil
1 de setembro de 2019 / 1st September 2019
This is a brief video snapshot Gabriela Saab took of the place where Claudio dos Santos and his wife Maria were assassinated by gun men in 2011 for speaking up against forest degradation. See see also 'The Death of Zé Cláudio and Maria', by Felipe Milanez, Vice Media, 7th November 2011.

• 18 Evandra Vilacoert on fire containment
Evandra Vilacoert, gerente do Ideflor (Araguaia), explica o trabalho dos brigadistas comunitários no combate às queimadas e fala sobre a sua escolha de privilegiar os trabalhadores e o conhecimento locais como forma de promover a sustentabilidade.
Imagens realizadas pela brigada comunitária combatendo o fogo e salvando animais selvagens podem ser vistas aqui ou escreva para vilacoert@hotmail.com.
Evandra Vilacoert, manager of Ideflor (Araguaia), explains the work of community brigade members in fighting fires and she talks about their choice to privilege local workers and knowledge as a way to promote sustainability. To access videos from the community brigade fighting the fire and saving wild animals, see here or send an email to vilacoert@hotmail.com.

• 19 How Evandra Vilacoert's fire brigade contained fires
Filmagens realizadas por brigadistas comunitários demonstrando seu trabalho no combate às queimadas (Ideflor/Araguaia). Os bombeiros e bombeiras fazem uso de técnicas locais e mais sustentáveis (menor uso de água) e salvam uma ave rara conhecida como Seriema.
Videos made by the community brigade members demonstrating their work in stopping the fires (Ideflor / Araguaia). Firefighters make use of more sustainable local techniques (less water use) and save a rare bird known as the Seriema.
Para maiores informaçoes sobre o trabalho dos brigadistas comunitários coordenados por Evandra Vilacoert, acesse aqui ou escreva para vilacoert@hotmail.com
For more information about the community brigade coordinated by Evandra Vilacoert, see here or send an email to vilacoert@hotmail.com

• 20 Michelliny Bentes on sustainable technologies to traditional communities
Michelliny Bentes explica como projeto da Embrapa em parceria com o Fundo Amazônia leva tecnologias sustentáveis a comunidades tradicionais na Amazônia.
Michelliny Bentes explains how an Embrapa's Projet in partnership with the Amazon Fund brings sustainable technologies to traditional communities in the Amazon.
The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa - Portuguese: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária) is a state-owned research corporation affiliated with the Brasilian Ministry of Agriculture. Since its inception on April 26, 1973, it has been devoted to developing technologies, knowledge and technical-scientific information aimed at Brazilian agriculture, including livestock.

• 21 Daniel Mangas on sustainable technologies to traditional communities
Daniel Mangas explica como projeto da Embrapa em parceria com o Fundo Amazônia leva tecnologias sustentáveis a comunidades tradicionais na Amazônia.
Daniel Mangas explains how an Embrapa's Project in partnership with the Amazon Fund brings sustainable technologies to traditional communities in the Amazon.
The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa - Portuguese: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária) is a state-owned research corporation affiliated with the Brasilian Ministry of Agriculture. Since its inception on April 26, 1973, it has been devoted to developing technologies, knowledge and technical-scientific information aimed at Brazilian agriculture, including livestock.

• 22 Daniel Santiago and Anderson Schwanke on sustainable honey production
Daniel Santiago e Anderson Schwanke explicam o projeto da Embrapa em parceria com o Fundo Amazônia que leva tecnologias sustentáveis a comunidades tradicionais na Amazônia.
Daniel Santiago and Anderson Schwanke explain how an Embrapa's Projet in partnership with the Amazon Fund brings sustainable technologies to traditional communities in the Amazon.

• 23 Chicken life in the Amazon
Nova Ipixuna, duas horas de Marabá / two hours from Marabá, Pará state, Brasil
1 de setembro de 2019 / 1st September 2019
Here, animals have a life, rather than being 'produced'. A rooster crows in the morning, indicating that animals are allowed to have a family, to have a social life in their own right, rather than being reduced to servants of human needs – being used as pets at best (to help placate the loneliness and disconnection in societies of excessive individualism), or consumed as food.

• 23.1 Claudelice dos Santos and Her Forest School Project
Claudelice dos Santos explains her Forest School project to legal expert professor Gaby Saab. Claudelice is a sustainable extractivist and Law of the Land undergraduate (University of South and South East Pará), and sister of assassinated forest protector Zé Cláudio dos Santos. We thank Evelin Lindner for recording this video, and please be aware that this is an unedited video. It is only accessible upon request.


Day Eight, 4th September 2019
Kamolrat Intaratat, Piyachat, and Evelin Lindner hosted by Sandro Ruggeri Dulcet in Belém, capital of the Amazonian State of Pará in Brasil

• 24 Instituto Humana, film by Sandro Ruggeri Dulcet
This is a video that Sandro Ruggeri Dulcet has shared with us on Whatsapp. He is the directeur général at Humana Comunicação & Tradução, and Director at HUMANA COM & TRAD on Ilha de Mosqueiro, Belém, Pará, Amazon, Brasil.
See:
- www.traducaosimultaneabelem.com/empresa
- www.facebook.com/sandro.ruggeri.dulcet/
Evelin Lindner uploaded Sandro's video on the HumanDHS channel because he was the host in Belém of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth'.

• 25 Encontre e conecte! Please Meet and Connect! Evelin Lindner's Contribution
Lecture given by Evelin Lindner at the Instituto Humana in Mosqueiro, Belém, Pará, Brasil, 4th September 2019, for the Belém-part of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a ‘Caravan’ conference titled ‘Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth’, in the Amazonian State of Pará, 28th August – 7th September 2019. Evelin Lindner was one of the main conveners of this conference, with Sandro Ruggeri Dulcet as the convener of the Belém-part of our conference, and Gaby Saab as host of the international WhatsApp group with 50 participants that accompanied the conference.

• 26/40 Kamolrat Intaratat's Contribution shared on 4th September for the first time, for a second time, and recorded, on 7th September


Day Nine, 5th September 2019
Kamolrat Intaratat, Piyachat, and Evelin Lindner hosted by Sandro Ruggeri Dulcet in Belém, capital of the Amazonian State of Pará

• 27 The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi in Belém
The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi is a Brazilian research institution and museum located in the city of Belém, state of Pará. The institution has the mission of researching, cataloging and analyzing the biological and sociocultural diversity of the Amazon Basin, contributing to its cultural memory and its regional development. It has also the aim of increasing public awareness of science in the Amazon by means of its museums, botanical garden, zoological park, etc. The Museum maintains a scientific research station in the high Amazon forest (Estação Científica Ferreira Penna), which was inaugurated in 1993, with 330 square kilometres (130 sq mi) in the Caxiuanã National Forest, municipality of Melgaço, Pará.

• 28 The Kayapo people presented in the Museu Goeldi
The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi is a Brazilian research institution and museum located in the city of Belém, state of Pará. The institution has the mission of researching, cataloging and analyzing the biological and sociocultural diversity of the Amazon Basin, contributing to its cultural memory and its regional development. It has also the aim of increasing public awareness of science in the Amazon by means of its museums, botanical garden, zoological park, etc. The Museum maintains a scientific research station in the high Amazon forest (Estação Científica Ferreira Penna), which was inaugurated in 1993, with 330 square kilometres (130 sq mi) in the Caxiuanã National Forest, municipality of Melgaço, Pará.
The Kayapo people are indigenous peoples in Brazil who inhabit a vast area spreading across the states of Pará and Mato Grosso, south of the Amazon Basin and along Rio Xingu and its tributaries. They are one of the various subgroups of the great Mebêngôkre nation (people from the water’s source). The term "Kayapo" is used by neighbouring groups rather than the Kayapo themselves. They refer to outsiders as "Poanjos".

• 29 The Amazon Day conference at the Museu Goeldi: Ima Celia Guimaraes Vieira
This was a spontaneously called conference, due to the emergency in the Amazon, with three speakers:
Mesa redonda / round table on the Dia da Amazônia / the Amazon Day, titled 'Amazônia em chamas. Quais as consequências?' / 'The Amazon in flames. What are the consequences?' with Dra. Ima Vieira, Dr. Denny Moore, and Dra. Martins,. Venue: The Rocinha in the Parque Zoobotânico of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, Amazònian State of Pará, Brasil, 5th September 2019.

• 30 The Amazon Day conference at the Museu Goeldi: Marlucia Bonifácio Martins
This was a spontaneously called conference, due to the emergency in the Amazon, with three speakers:
Mesa redonda / round table on the Dia da Amazônia / the Amazon Day, titled 'Amazônia em chamas. Quais as consequências?' / 'The Amazon in flames. What are the consequences?' with Dra. Ima Vieira, Dr. Denny Moore, and Dra. Martins,. Venue: The Rocinha in the Parque Zoobotânico of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, Amazònian State of Pará, Brasil, 5th September 2019.

• 31 The Amazon Day conference at the Museu Goeldi: Denny Moore
This was a spontaneously called conference, due to the emergency in the Amazon, with three speakers:
Mesa redonda / round table on the Dia da Amazônia / the Amazon Day, titled 'Amazônia em chamas. Quais as consequências?' / 'The Amazon in flames. What are the consequences?' with Dra. Ima Vieira, Dr. Denny Moore, and Dra. Martins,. Venue: The Rocinha in the Parque Zoobotânico of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, Amazònian State of Pará, Brasil, 5th September 2019.

• 32 The Amazon Day conference at the Museu Goeldi: Closing dialogues
This was a spontaneously called conference, due to the emergency in the Amazon, with three speakers:
Mesa redonda / round table on the Dia da Amazônia / the Amazon Day, titled 'Amazônia em chamas. Quais as consequências?' / 'The Amazon in flames. What are the consequences?' with Dra. Ima Vieira, Dr. Denny Moore, and Dra. Martins,. Venue: The Rocinha in the Parque Zoobotânico of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, Amazònian State of Pará, Brasil, 5th September 2019.

• 33 Interview with Marlucia Martins on the Amazon Day 2019
Dr. Marlucia Bonifácio Martins is an annelidologist at the Department of Coordenação de Zoologia of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Belém, the capital of the Amazònian State of Pará, Brasil. Here she is being interviewed on 5th September 2019, the Amazon Day, in the Parque Zoobotânico of the museum.

• 34 The Amazon Day at the Parliament of Pará State in Belém: Deputado Dirceu Ten Caten invited Evelin Lindner
Dirceu Ten Caten is a Congressman / Deputado in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Pará / Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Pará ALEPA in Belém, the capital of the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil. He invited a wide variety of delegates from all walks of life to his celebration of the Amazon Day on 5th September 2019. He kindly invited Evelin Lindner to speak. Sandro Ruggeri Dulcet translated from English into Portuguese. Please see the official video recording of the entire event of almost three hours on Facebook in large format (or cell phone format). This is the section that Evelin Lindner edited out from the large recording.
Evelin Lindner was in Belém as one of the conveners of of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group with 50 participants.


Day Ten, 6th September 2019
Kamolrat Intaratat, Piyachat, and Evelin Lindner hosted by Vitor Nascimento on Combú island, across the Guamá river from Belém

• 35 On the way to Combú island
Combú island is 15 minutes by boat across the Guamá river from Belém. This is a little video of the boat journey to the island that Kamolrat Intaratat and Piyachat from Thailand undertook together with Evelin Lindner, under the guidance and mentorship of Vitor Nascimento on 6th September 2019. This journey took place at a time, when the Amazon Rainforest was burning further southwest. On this island, we saw the unbelievable beauty and richness of the Amazon Rainforest, and our sadness increased at the fact that others strive to destroy these riches so that a few can increase their profit margin.

• 36 Flavia of the Saldosa Maloca restaurant on Combú island
This is Flavia of the Saldosa Maloca Restaurant on Combú island. Combú island is 15 minutes by boat across the Guamá river from Belém. Kamolrat Intaratat and Piyachat from Thailand visited the island together with Evelin Lindner under the guidance and mentorship of Vitor Nascimento on 6th September 2019. This journey took place at a time, when the Amazon Rainforest was burning further southwest. On this island, we saw the unbelievable beauty and richness of the Amazon Rainforest, and our sadness increased at the fact that others strive to destroy these riches so that a few can increase their profit margin.

• 37 Aline Voos on Combú island explaining Andiroba
This is Aline Voos, a visitor to Combú island, who kindly took it upon her to explain Andiroba to Evelin Lindner. Combú island is 15 minutes by boat across the Guamá river from Belém. Kamolrat Intaratat and Piyachat from Thailand visited Combú island together with Evelin Lindner under the guidance and mentorship of Vitor Nascimento on 6th September 2019. This journey took place at a time, when the Amazon Rainforest was burning further southwest. On this island, we saw the unbelievable beauty and richness of the Amazon Rainforest, and our sadness increased at the fact that others strive to destroy these riches so that a few can increase their profit margin.

• 38 Evelin Lindner on Combú island
This is Evelin Lindner on Combù island in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil, on 6th September 2019. Combú island is 15 minutes by boat across the Guamá river from Belém. Evelin speaks at a time, when the Amazon Rainforest is burning further southwest. On Combú island she saw the unbelievable beauty and richness of the Amazon Rainforest, and in this little video she tries to express her sadness about the fact that others strive to destroy these riches so that a few can increase their profit margin. Evelin is almost afraid to show this paradisiac place to the world in this video, because not only flames can destroy a place, mass tourism has turned out to be destructive, too. This is Evelin Lindner's contribution to the Belém-part of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group with 50 participants.

• 39 Vitor Nascimento explains the 'Street River' graffiti project
This is Vitor Nascimento from Combú island 'Street River' graffiti project, the first open-air art gallery within the Amazon. The 'Street River' project is a non-profit project that uses art as a transformation tool in a practical ways. It invited 10 artists from all over Brasil to portray riverside life in the Amazonian region together with the people living there and they recorded this in a documentary. See 'Arte & Design: A 1ª galeria de arte a céu aberto da Amazônia', Evandro Pimentel, Red Bull, 19 Julho 2017.


Day Eleven, 7th September 2019
Belém, capital of the Amazoian State of Pará, Brasil

• 26/40 Kamolrat Intaratat and her Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management
In this video Kamolrat Intaratat shares her work as Director & Founder of The Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM) at the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), in Nonthaburi in Thailand, at the outskirts of Bangkok. The video is recorded in the Amazon of Brasil, in Belém, the capital of the Brasilian state Pará, on the morning of the 7th of September 2019. Kamolrat and her colleague Piyachat were part of the Dignity Conference that took place in Marabá and in Belém. Kamolrat speaks with Evelin Lindner, co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative.


Post-conference 8th – 10th September
Belém, capital of the Amazoian State of Pará, Brasil

• 41 Praça da República in Belém, 8th September 2019
Praça da República in Belém, capital of the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil, 8th September 2019.
This video is made at the end of Evelin Lindner's time in the Amazonian State of Pará, on 8th September 2019. It marks the end of the 33rd Annual Dignity Conference in the Amazon that took place in Marabá and Belém from 29th August to 7th September 2019. See the website of the conference: www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting/33.php.
Evelin was advised by locals that robbery even at gunpoint can happen also during day-time, and anywhere in the city, and she therefore exercised approprate caution.
This video is kept 'unlisted' to protect the privacy of the people who are included. Only those who have the URL can see it. The cover photo is taken from Wikipedia.

• 42 Mercado Ver-o-peso in Belém, 9th September 2019
The Ver-o-peso market in Belém, capital of the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil, 9th September 2019.
This video is made on the last day of Evelin Lindner's time in the Amazonian State of Pará, on 9th September 2019. It marks the end of the 33rd Annual Dignity Conference in the Amazon that took place in Marabá and Belém from 29th August to 7th September 2019. See the website of the conference: www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting/33.php.
Evelin was advised by locals that robbery even at gunpoint can happen also during day-time, and anywhere in the city, and she therefore exercised approprate caution. At the end of this video, you met Miriam, who kindly got Evelin an Uber (widely used both in Marabá and Belém) and waited with Evelin for the car to arrive in a safe place in front of a little police stand.
This video is kept 'unlisted' to protect the privacy of the people who are included. Only those who have the URL can see it. The cover photo is taken from Wikipedia.
This video is mainly in English and Portuguese (since Evelin's time in Brasil in 2012, her Portuguese has gone rusty, sorry), and at the end there is some French. Hopefully, you can use the automatic subtitle function so that you can see subtitles in your language (click on the wheel in the lower right corner).
Evelin explains: 'In our global dignity network, we create "circles of love gifts", meaning that people on one continent give small gifts for other members of our global fellowship on another continent. The giver and receiver are connected by email, so that these gifts become bridge-builders. When time is too short, Evelin sometimes also buys gifts (small unexpensive light-weight gifts). She avoids high-flying souvernir shops (in touristic places, many of the items are now mass-produced in China anyway) and looks for people who make things themselves. She also looks for household items that might be considered "normal" on one continent and are educational for people on another continent. She never just buys 'things', but attempts to forge relationships and to understand the source and use of the items in the lives of the local people. She asks for permission to take a picture or make a little video'.

• 43 A summary of Evelin Lindner's impressions during the 2019 Dignity Conference in the Amazon, 10th October 2019
In this video, Evelin Lindner tries to summarise her impressions and reflections in the Amazonian State of Pará from 26th August to 10th September 2019. She created this video after the 33rd Annual Dignity Conference had ended, of which she was one of the conveners. The conference took place in Marabá and Belém from 29th August to 7th September 2019, and was accompanied by a global WhatsApp group. Please be aware that this video has been brought together using very basic software. It is kept 'unlisted' to protect the privacy of the people who are included.