Avatar and the Amazon

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April 22, 2010 Guest Christian Poirier
Topic: Avatar and the Amazon


Christian Poirier is the Brazil program coordinator for Amazon Watch. He has over nine years of experience in the fields of international development and advocacy focusing on agrarian and social justice issues. His work in Latin America has centered on Brazil where he assisted the Landless Workers Movement and the government’s Zero Hunger program. While in West Africa, Christian coordinated rural development projects that included creating educational modules on small business management that are now used in several countries.

Interview Description:

Christian Poirier is the Brazil program coordinator for Amazon Watch, a group dedicated to the preservation of the Rainforest. Today he discusses his recent travels with James Cameron, director of the mega-hit film, “Avatar” and the meetings they held with the indiginous people of the Amazon Rainforest. Happy Earth Day!

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