The Amazon tribe that inspired Avatar | 60 Minutes Australia

by: 60 Minutes Australia     Published on: 04 October 2018

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There are few places on Earth quite as isolated or as spectacular as the Amazon. Venture deep into its heart and you enter a world completely untouched by the Twenty-First century - where people live as they have done for thousands of years, surviving on the bounty of South America's mightiest river. But their simple life is under threat. The Brazilian government has approved construction of a huge hydro-electric dam. And that's not the worst of it - sixty such dams are being planned all along the Amazon, flooding vast areas of rainforest and wiping out local villages. WATCH more of 60 Minutes Australia: LIKE 60 Minutes Australia on Facebook: FOLLOW 60 Minutes Australia on Twitter: FOLLOW 60 Minutes Australia on Instagram: forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Tom Steinfort look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.