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TEDxJacksonHole - Brian Leith - Filming the Invisible People

Brian Leith is an executive producer for the BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol. His most recent films include Human Planet, the first wildlife series about mankind, and Elsa: The Lion that Changed the World. He has won numerous awards over the years, including a much-prized Best of Festival award at Jackson Wildlife Film Festival in 2003. For the BBC series Human Planet we filmed - for the first time - an as yet "un-contacted" tribe in Amazonia. These are moving and mysterious images, glimpses of people peering up at us, spears in hand, never having seen a helicopter before - let alone our world of skyscrapers, computers and television. Were we intruding on their world? Yes. Were we potentially saving their world from far more destructive intrusion? I hope so. But it is a weird, and worrying, and yet wonderful encounter between two vastly contrasting worlds.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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