The legendary Amazonian defender of the rainforest and its peoples
was the first rubber tapper ever elected to Brazil's federal Senate,
served as Minister of the Environment under Lula, and ran as the 2010
Green Party Presidential candidate, gaining as astonishing 19 percent of
the vote. Marina Silva depicts how we can balance protecting the Amazon and
other vital ecosystems with sane development that brings people out of
poverty without destroying the environment.