Tropical lowland: the Amazon River, Brazil

United States, 1949

Film
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Episode of series “The Earth and its peoples”
The Amazon River drains two-fifths of the continent of South America and varies in width from a mile to 800 miles at its mouth. Rain falls nearly every day, the climate hot and humid and the rain forest is almost impenetrable. Travel is almost entirely by water. Products are rosewood, brazil nuts, rubber, jute, cocoa. We are shown a family living in primitive conditions and the effect an unhealthy climate can have upon people and their development.

Credits

producer/director

Jules Bucher

production company

Louis de Rochemont Associates

Duration

00:20:08:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1949

Appears in

The Earth and its peoples

Group of items

The Earth and its peoples

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323061

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Amazon River

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South America - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forests - Amazon River Region

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Vegetation and climate

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South America - Social conditions

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geography

Places → Amazon River

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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