Running Time: 70 minutes
Monti Aguirre, Glenn Switkes
Includes detailed 92 Page study guide.
"***** Five stars. A powerful documentary that explores the lives of those who are being most directly affected by the destruction of the rainforest." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"Compelling....A powerful statement about the plight of the indigenous Indian tribes (and) a global warning...."
- Hollywood Reporter
"Highly Recommended...a fascinating story."
- Video Librarian
"Well written, informative...An excellent resource on this timely environmental topic."
- School Library Journal
- Golden Gate Award for Best Environmental Film, San Francisco International Film Festival
- Merit Award, International Wildlife Film Festival
- International Environmental Award
For 500 years the indigenous people of the Amazon
have defended their homeland against the invasion that has brought
the mass extinction of over 700 tribes and destruction of the rainforests in which they live. Amazonia gives voice to these native
people, as well as the riverine dwellers, rubber tappers, and small
farmers, all of whom depend on the rainforests along the Amazon
This uniquely crafted film blends vivid first-person
accounts of the struggle for survival in the forests with stunning
cinematography. The film ncludes a 92-page resource book which
gives an almanac of rainforest facts, profiles Amazonian cultures,
lists additional resources and provides an extensive directory
of organizations dedicated to preserving rainforests.
music score by famed Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti.