Aruanas – the environmental thriller from Globo and Maria Farinha Films – will premiere in more than 15o countries on Tuesday July 2nd. It will be available on aruanas.tv (powered by Vimeo) for $12.90, while Brazilian broadcaster Globo will make it available on their streaming platform Globoplay.
Aruanas follows three idealistic friends who set up Aruana, an ENGO that investigates the activities of a mining company operating in the Amazon rainforest. It is a place of harsh reality where strange events occur: an anonymous cry for help, people mysteriously falling ill, assassination and threats to indigenous people.
The activists, each one following their own investigative leads, have discovered evidence of a renowned national mining company running an illegal project. While these women unravel a dangerous web of environmental crime and secrets, they also must deal with their own ghosts and personal dramas. The drama series is a Globo and Maria Farinha Films co-production and stars Débora Falabella, Leandra Leal and Taís Araújo.
The ten part series is designed to shed light on the debate about the conservation of biodiversity and the future of life on Earth, whilst also shining a spotlight on the importance of environmental advocates. Aruanas was created by Estela Renner and Marcos Nisti, with the collaboration of Pedro Barros. The directors are Carlos Manga Jr. and Estela Renner. Greenpeace served as technical consultants on the series, which also has the support of a litany of environmental and human rights organisations.