In episode three, Sligo forester Marina Conway fulfils a lifelong dream by journeying to the tribal woodlands of Brazil, where she finds inspiration and heartbreak in equal measure.
Avoiding the well-travelled adventurers’ path to the Amazon, Marina instead pitches up in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil’s north-east, the first part of the country sighted by European colonisers. The local indigenous people – the Pataxó – have remained here ever since, as commercial forestry [legal and illegal] swallows up their traditional homelands.
See it on Wednesday 21st June at 9.35pm on RTE 1.
Marina is also trying to raise some funds for tyres for the timber trailer and trees for the reforestation project if anyone is able to donate.