Heaven, hell and Eldorado

Australia, 1985

TV show
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Episode of Series “Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon”.
The Amazonian jungle, the largest in the world, covers almost half of South America. For the white man the jungle is a mysterious realm, an El Dorado, that has attracted adventurers and missionaries in search of wealth and souls, ever since the time of Columbus. Jack Pizzey travels through three countries to assess the impact of loggers, gold miners, ranchers, road builders and missionaries on both the Amazonian jungle and the Indians who inhabit it. The question remains, is Western civilisation turning this Eden into Hell?

Credits

producer/director

Geoffrey Barnes

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Language

English

Duration

00:58:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39169

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Amazon River Region

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ecuador

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → El Dorado

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Peru

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forest conservation

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Brazil - Economic policy

History → El Dorado

Places → Amazon River Region

Places → Ecuador

Places → Peru

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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