Big dams. Did you know they're the largest, most expensive structures we make?
The cost to build a mega dam goes way beyond money. They flood land, kill forests, destroy rivers and the life it supports, and displace tens of thousands of people.
Often, the culture and biodiversity destroyed by a big dam can never, ever be replaced.
Igre and her people in Brazil are facing just this reality. The Belo Monte is a giant dam being built on the river they call home.