San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring October 4th as “Chief Almir Surui Day. Chief Almir of the Surui tribe in the Brazilian Amazon, and the Amazon Conservation Team will be in the Bay Area to attend the world premiere of a documentary film by Denise Zmekhol called Children of the Amazon. They'll also participate in a unique panel, October 5th.”
In June, a team of Googlers and Filmmaker Zmekhol went to the Amazon to train indigenous people including Chief Almir's Surui tribe on how to use Google Earth, You Tube and other Internet tools to show the world what's at stake with deforestation in the Amazon.
The following video is of a story about cloud computing from under a lush canopy of Amazon rainforest, where a group of emerging technologists are eager to share their story about their culture and their plan to preserve their forest and their way of life.