Source of the Amazon

United States, 1947

Film
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The River Amazon rises in the Andes in Peru not far from the Pacific Ocean and continues for some 4000 miles to the Atlantic Coast in Brazil. The film traces its beginning from the melting snows of the Andes down to the plane country and finally the thick tropical jungle. At Equitos where the river becomes navigable to craft other than canoes the produce of the jungle is brought for transport to the world markets.

Credits

director

Clifford J. Kamen

production company

Hollywood Film Enterprises

Language

English

Duration

00:10:38:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28742

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Amazon River

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Andes

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Brazil

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Peru

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geography

Places → Amazon River

Places → Andes

Places → Brazil

Places → Peru

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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