Amazonia: Voices from the Rainforest
Amazonia: Voices from the Rainforest
Amazonia: Voices from the Rainforest
Item#: AMA-111-D
Availability: immediate

Running Time: 70 minutes
G 8-Adult
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 River.

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.

Original music score by famed Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti.