Raft

United States, 1974

Film
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An account of an annual 1000km voyage by a family of four on a balsa raft down the Parnaiba River in Brazil. Their destination is a small town in Teresina, where their pottery, livestock and the raft will be sold. After the slow month long journey, the family is faced with the problem of the return trip. Suitable for upper primary and lower secondary levels.

Credits

producer/director

George Sluizer

production company

Sluizer Films

Language

English

Duration

00:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27730

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Brazil - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Voyages and travels

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Brazil - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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