A rare video released by a government agency in Brazil shows images of a lonely survivor of an Amazonian tribe who has been living alone for 22 years.
The Guaporé Ethno-Environmental Protection Front monitors the man and, without ever speaking to him, has helped to ensure his protection against all external threats, according to the Fundação Nacional do Indigo, or the FUNAI, a Brazilian government . agency that protects the interests and culture of natives in the country.
The video, taken from afar, shows a shaky image of the man who hacks a tree with an ax to Tanaru, an indigenous territory surrounded by private farms and deforested clearings in the Brazilian state of Rondonia .
The man seems to be almost naked in the pictures published by the agency. He seems to be carrying a mustache in a close-up of his face, a third of which is hidden behind leaves.
Another image shows a hut where the tribe apparently lived, with a thatched roof made of local vegetation.