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Amazonia: Voices from the Rainforest
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directed by Glenn Switkes, fl. 1981 and Monti Aguirre, fl. 1991; produced by Glenn Switkes, fl. 1981 and Monti Aguirre, fl. 1991, Amazonia Film Project (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 1991), 1 hour 9 mins
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...
directed by Glenn Switkes, fl. 1981 and Monti Aguirre, fl. 1991; produced by Glenn Switkes, fl. 1981 and Monti Aguirre, fl. 1991, Amazonia Film Project (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 1991), 1 hour 9 mins
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In Good Hands:  Culture and Agriculture in the Lacandon Rainforest
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directed by Jaime Kibben, 1947-2003; produced by Steve Bartz, fl. 1994 and Jaime Kibben, 1947-2003 (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 1994), 28 mins
While inefficient agricultural methods are destroying much of the world's rainforests, the Lacandon Maya of Chiapas in southern Mexico have been practicing a sustainable form of rainforest farming for centuries. Dr. James Nations, an ecological anthropologist, has worked with the Lacandones for many years. In Good...
directed by Jaime Kibben, 1947-2003; produced by Steve Bartz, fl. 1994 and Jaime Kibben, 1947-2003 (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 1994), 28 mins
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Jungle Nomads of the Himalayas
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directed by Debra Kellner and Eric Valli; produced by Wind Horse Productions (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2014), 52 mins
At the foothills of the Himalaya, along the border separating India and Nepal, Raji nomads still hunt for wild honey. They scale the trees of the great Terai forest, risking their lives to harvest the honey of the apis laboriosa - the largest migratory bee in the world. Both slave and master of the bees, Bahadur d...
directed by Debra Kellner and Eric Valli; produced by Wind Horse Productions (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2014), 52 mins
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The Sacred Science
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directed by Nicholas J. Polizzi, fl. 2009; produced by Dan Bailey, fl. 2008 and Nicholas J. Polizzi, fl. 2009, Three Seed Productions (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2011), 1 hour 16 mins
The Sacred Science is a groundbreaking documentary that captures an unprecedented glimpse into the ancient healing practices of the Amazon rainforest’s medicine men, or shamans, whose unique knowledge of indigenous plants and rituals is threatened by deforestation, modernization and ecotourism. The region’s tr...
directed by Nicholas J. Polizzi, fl. 2009; produced by Dan Bailey, fl. 2008 and Nicholas J. Polizzi, fl. 2009, Three Seed Productions (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2011), 1 hour 16 mins
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Sastun: My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer
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written by Guido Verweyen, 1972-; directed by Guido Verweyen, 1972-; produced by Eva Langsdorff, 1977- and Guido Verweyen, 1972- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 20 mins
Sastun tells the story of American herbalist Rosita Arvigo, whose quest to explore the healing powers of plants led her to the rain forest of Belize where she befriended one of the last remaining Maya shamans, Don Elijio Panti.
written by Guido Verweyen, 1972-; directed by Guido Verweyen, 1972-; produced by Eva Langsdorff, 1977- and Guido Verweyen, 1972- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 20 mins
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Tong Tana: Lost Paradise
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directed by Jan Roed and Eric Pauser; produced by Eric Pauser and Jan Roed (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 52 mins
This unforgettable film chronicles one man's fight against the ecological devastation of Malaysian Borneo's ancient rain forest. Fourteen years ago Bruno Manser from Switzerland walked into the jungle to live with the Penan tribe, an indigenous isolated native people. He adopted their lifestyle and stayed with the...
directed by Jan Roed and Eric Pauser; produced by Eric Pauser and Jan Roed (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 52 mins
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