World Rainforest Movement

Documentary that accuses Veracel Celulose of bribery, land appropriation and violence is screened for the second time in Finland

TV Yle, Finland’s national public broadcasting channel, has produced a documentary about the participation of Stora Enso, a Swedish-Finnish pulp giant that is part of Veracel Celulose. Veracel Celulose is a company in Brazil accused of land grabbing, bribery and environmental and labor crimes. It is worrisome that the police have arrested people interviewed in the documentary, such as farmer Geraldo Pereira. Pereira claims to have owned part of the land Veracel is defending since the 1970s—a fact confirmed in a local court hearing in Eunapolis that heard from witnesses who told their stories and confirmed their claims to ownership. Watch the documentary in English and Finnish here