WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil, South America's largest nation, is home to the world's largest tropical rain forest. The Amazon River Basin holds 20% of the world's freshwater and produces 20% of its oxygen. It plays a major role in stabilizing the earth's ecosystem. But that balance is shifting. Production and profit for a fast growing economy jeopardizes the preservation of Amazonia.
"Tipping Point: The Amazon" is a new documentary from CCTV America, the Americas division of China Central Television. The one hour film explores whether the Amazon can survive Brazil's rapid economic growth.
It airs Sunday Dec 8, 7pm US eastern time on the CCTV News channel. Repeat broadcasts Monday Dec 9, 1 am and 10 am EST. [Channel listings below]
CCTV America correspondent Sean Callebs travels the Amazon from Macapa, Manaus, Altamira to Parauapebas to reveal the people and the eco-system that supports them.
Callebs examines the construction of the extraordinary Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the state of Para. In an extensive month long investigation carried out in the summer of 2013, he interviews governors, industrialists, eco-warriors, and ordinary people. He profiles the Kayapo people and even meets a giant anaconda.
CCTV America is a division of CCTV News, a global English language news channel that reaches some 85 million viewers in more than 100 countries and territories. Watch in Los Angeles: Time Warner - channel 155 and Charter Cable- Channel 562; Washington DC COMCAST –Channel 273; Digital MHZ Networks Channel 3; New York Time Warner – channel 134; US nationally on DISH TV channel 279.
SOURCE CCTV America