This is very first aerial footage of an uncontacted community.
The fight to protect these people depends upon proving and publicizing their existence.
Joe Carlos Meirelles works for FUNAI, a Brazilian government agency that defends indigenous peoples.
Very little is know about their way of life or even their language, and Meirelles would rather it stays that way. He’s dedicated four decades to protecting isolated tribes from the outside world.
But this isn’t as simple as just leaving them be.