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16 - THE BRAZILIAN BUFFALO PATROL

52'
Episode

The inhabitants of the Amazon island of Marajo ride on exceptional animals.

Since buffaloes appeared on the Brazilian island of Marajo, when they arrived from Asia a century ago, they have become a symbol for the region. The animals are well adapted to the water lands invaded by the Amazon River. Today there are more buffaloes than inhabitants on the island (250.00 people living here), and a large part of Marajo's economy is connected with these animals.

For many years, the policemen of Soure, the capital of Marajo, have used the buffaloes to patrol the island, especially in remote places that cannot be reached with other means of transportation. It is the only police force in the world that uses buffaloes instead of horses.

Following these "buffalo policemen" in their everyday activities with their animals, patrolling the streets of the city and the surrounding villages, provides the context to portray the life of the island and its people.

Director(s) : LUGONES (ROBERTO)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2007
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.