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Amazon Games
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directed by Sandrine Leonardelli, fl. 2005 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2005), 1 hour 5 mins
Once a year, an Olympic flame is lit in Brazil announcing the opening of the Indigenous Games, the Games of the Amazon. This year, the event takes place in Porto Seguro, with 800 athletes from 30 different indigenous groups competing in traditional sports. 'The Amazon Games' tells the story of two tribes, the Mati...
directed by Sandrine Leonardelli, fl. 2005 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2005), 1 hour 5 mins
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Amazon Journal
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directed by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 1 hour
Geoffrey O'Connor, the filmmaker of Contact and At The Edge of Conquest has produced this fascinating chronicle of recent political events in the Brazilian Amazon. Beginning with the assassination of Chico Mendes in 1988 and ending with a return trip to Yanomami Territory in 1995, this six year journey provides an...
directed by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 1 hour
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Amazon with Bruce Parry, Amazon With Bruce Parry, Episode 2
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written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Steve Robinson, fl. 1998-2015; produced by Matt Brandon, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 53 mins
Bruce Parry continues his Amazon adventure, travelling through the jungles of Peru to visit the Achuar people, a remote tribe who are fighting to keep oil companies off their land. He undergoes a profound Shamanic ritual in an effort to find his vision.
written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Steve Robinson, fl. 1998-2015; produced by Matt Brandon, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 53 mins
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Amazon with Bruce Parry, Amazon With Bruce Parry, Episode 3
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written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Rob Sullivan, 1971-; produced by Rob Sullivan, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
In a remote part of the Brazilian Amazon Bruce Parry explores what happens when the outside world makes contact with isolated tribes. He visits old friends the Matis tribe and works with a logging crew cutting timber deep in the forest.
written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Rob Sullivan, 1971-; produced by Rob Sullivan, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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Amazon with Bruce Parry, Amazon With Bruce Parry, Episode 4
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written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Matt Brandon, 1971-; produced by Matt Brandon, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
It's the halfway point of Bruce Parry's epic journey as he reaches the vast nature reserve of Mamiraua, home to the Amazon's most iconic species. He lives with the Ribeirinho, the river people, and hunts for the Amazon's biggest fish, the pirarucu.
written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Matt Brandon, 1971-; produced by Matt Brandon, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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Amazon with Bruce Parry, Amazon With Bruce Parry, Episode 6
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written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Rob Sullivan, 1971-; produced by Rob Sullivan, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
Bruce Parry reaches the end of his Amazon adventure in Brazil's Para state where huge areas of forest are being cut down for cattle farming. Here the battle for the Amazon is at its most fierce and Bruce sees both sides living with the cowboys and the Kayapo Indians.
written by Bruce Parry, 1969-; directed by Rob Sullivan, 1971-; produced by Rob Sullivan, 1971-, in Amazon with Bruce Parry (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008), 52 mins
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At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai
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written by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 29 mins
At the Edge of Conquest looks at the situation of the Waiapi Indians, a small, isolated tribe that came in contact with the outside world in the late 1970's. Today they are threatened by invading gold miners, by the Brazilian government's recent proposal to reduce their land by 10%, and the state government's plan...
written by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 29 mins
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Baby catchers of the Amazon
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directed by Stephanie Pommez, fl. 2004 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2005), 52 mins
In Brazil, it is said that a pregnant woman has one foot in her grave. Young mothers depend on traditional midwives who accompany them through the storm of birth giving thanks to their ancestral knowledge which they humbly describe as a 'gift from god'. 'Baby Catchers of the Amazon' is an intimate and moving port...
directed by Stephanie Pommez, fl. 2004 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2005), 52 mins
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Contact: The Yanomami Indians of Brazil
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written by Geoffrey O'Connor and Bruce Albert; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 28 mins
This documentary, shot in one of the most remote corners of the Brazilian Amazon, graphically depicts the devastating impact of contact with the outside world on an isolated indigenous tribe, the Yanomami Indians. They are considered to be the last major Stone Age people in the Amazon. Since 1987, as the result of...
written by Geoffrey O'Connor and Bruce Albert; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 28 mins
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Disappearing World, The Kayapo
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directed by Michael Beckham, 1938-2017, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
This film focuses on the conflicts and determination of a group of people trying to survive and maintain their ethnic identity in the face of almost overpowering odds. The film contrasts the reactions of two groups of Kayapo to outside influence. The Kapot have opposed contact and resisted both non-indigenous Br...
directed by Michael Beckham, 1938-2017, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
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