Glenn Switkes


AMAZONIA is a documentary in three parts, which initially describes the original life of Indian natives in the Amazon region. The second part relates to rubber tappers using the resources of the region since the nineteenth century. Finally the life of the settlers who came with hope for a better life from the poorest areas of Brazil is shown. Chico Mendes, who was afterwards killed, fights with them against injustice and corruption of the trusts for the preservation of the rainforest.

USA 1991
Regie: Glenn Switkes, Rosaines „Monti“ Aguirre
70min, 35mm, Farbe, OmU
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