EPISODE 2 | AMAZONIA. WHERE THE LEGEND BEGINS
On the river. Arrival and boarding at the port of Santarem
From Belem to Santarem.
The river resisted to the motor as during a courtship.
Shortly after, it surrendered, hugged everyone, boat, sailors and passengers.
Breves, Gurupá, Almeirim, Prainha, Monte Alegre. We touched the ground five times in three days.
I remember one stop at dawn, I believe Prainha, where the sun looked like a discovery.
"... The Sun created the universe and therefore it's called the Father Sun. He is the father of all Desana. The Sun created the universe with the power of his yellow light and gave him life and stability.
From the place where he was, bathed in yellow hues, the Sun made the earth, with its forests and rivers, animals and plants. He conceived very well his creation, which in fact turned out perfect."
Night, arrived before darkness, predispose to abandonment, everyone.
And then darkness.
Amazon River, Brazil 2015
Header photo: Young indigenous girls dock at ferries to selling fish and fruits.
Photo 1: Dawn on the Amazon River.
Santarem, the port.
fruit, vegetables, eggs, beer cans,
mattresses, televisions, radios, refrigerators, cookware, speakers,
iron wire, electrical wires, small funeral iron fences, tires, paint cans, cement (a lot), reservoirs' water, motorcycles,
clothes, creams and perfumes,
then in queue are climbed: children, mothers, young women, young men, couples, single people, whole families, old men and women.
They chased away two vultures and a drunken man who had neither ticket nor dreams to carry.
Santarem, Brazil 2015
Photos 2-5: Boarding in the port of Santarem.