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May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN ZAN DUBIN..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although novice filmmaker Leslie Baer-Brown recently won an award for her documentary about the Yanomami, an indigenous people of South America, her trip to their small Venezuelan settlement did not have a happy ending. The village of Ashetoeateri lies within a biosphere reserve, a 45,000-square-mile area of rain forest meant to protect all Yanomami from outsiders. Gold miners have brought diseases that have already killed scores and that continue to spread.
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May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN ZAN DUBIN..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although novice filmmaker Leslie Baer-Brown recently won an award for her documentary about the Yanomami, an indigenous people of South America, her trip to their small Venezuelan settlement did not have a happy ending. The village of Ashetoeateri lies within a biosphere reserve, a 45,000-square-mile area of rain forest meant to protect all Yanomami from outsiders. Gold miners have brought diseases that have already killed scores and that continue to spread.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after the jet helicopter delivered her expedition into a settlement deep within the Amazon jungle, Leslie Baer-Brown fell victim to uncontrollable fear. She had come to study the Yanomami, an indigenous South American people once reported to be fiercely violent murderers, primitives who gang-raped women for fun. This particular Venezuelan Yanomami village, Ashetoeateri, about which she was making a documentary had previously never been contacted by outsiders.
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May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after the jet helicopter delivered her expedition into a settlement deep within the Amazon jungle, Leslie Baer-Brown fell victim to uncontrollable fear. She had come to study the Yanomami, an indigenous South American people once reported to be fiercely violent murderers, primitives who gang-raped women for fun. This particular Venezuelan Yanomami village, Ashetoeateri, about which she was making a documentary had previously never been contacted by outsiders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
Twenty-five volunteers will travel to Guatemala in July to distribute more than $1.6 million in medical supplies in that country. The trip is being planned by members of Xela Aid, an organization that has already sent materials twice in the past year to the town of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Xela Aid was founded a year ago by Leslie Baer-Brown after she traveled to Guatemala to study Spanish.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, Zan Dubin covers the arts for The Times Orange County Edition.
"Yanomami: Keepers of the Flame," a prize-winning documentary written and co-produced by Leslie Baer-Brown of Laguna Hills about an indigenous South American people, will have its Orange County premiere Friday at 8 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Baer-Brown traveled to the Amazon jungle last fall to make the film, which won first prize in this year's U.S. Environmental Film Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tiny endangered fish that already is besieged by development and predators is facing new threats that could hasten its extinction. Biologists fear that the fifth year of severe drought, combined with the recent spill of 75,000 gallons of crude oil into the Santa Clara River, could destroy the already shrinking habitat of the unarmored threespine stickleback.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1990 | DANA PARSONS
She always had the music and the conscience working in two-part harmony. She started playing guitar at 13. As a waitress at a cafe in Orange in the mid-'70s, she sang Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez songs to help pay her way through college. She protested nuclear power and the arms buildup and rallied for the tuna and dolphins. She remembers feeling ashamed as a teen-ager for having money when others didn't.
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the first segment of a new environmental radio show, "Earth Watch," an expert on the northern spotted owl clashed with a building industry spokesman over the rights of developers versus the protection of wildlife habitat. In the most recent of the radio programs produced by Cal Poly Pomona, the director of "Naked Gun 2 1/2" spoke about how the farcical movie actually was dealing with serious environmental themes.
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