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Into the Amazon /
American Experience Films, PBS ; produced by John Maggio, Hannah Olson ; written and directed by John Maggio ; an Ark Media and John Maggio Productions film for American Experience.
imprint
[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2018]
description
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1531702686, 9781531702687
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2018]
isbn
1531702686
9781531702687
standard identifier
841887034388
publisher #
AE61701
credits note
Editor, George O'Donnell ; director of photography, Tim Cragg ; music, Gary Lionelli.
general note
Duration on container states approx. 120 minutes.
Includes some short animated scenes.
Originally broadcast on January 8, 2018 as an episode of the television series: The American experience.
Widescreen (16x9)
performer
Narrated by Oliver Platt ; voice actors, Alec Baldwin, Wagner Moura, Jake Lacy ; Bill Coelius as George Cherrie ; commentators, Kathleen Baldwin, Larry Rohter, Clay Jenkinson, Todd Diacon, Tweed Roosevelt, Sydney Possuelo.
abstract
Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rain forest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. Two of the most celebrated men from their respective nations, Roosevelt and Rondon set out with twenty other adventurers in 1914. Over eight eventful weeks in one of the most remote places on earth, the ill-equipped expedition navigated deadly rapids in crude dugout canoes. Hunger and exhaustion were compounded by the rain forest's unforgiving topography, which forced the men to carry heavy canoes long distances. What was anticipated to be a relatively tranquil journey turned out to be a brutal test of courage and character. Before it was all over, one member of the expedition had drowned and another had committed murder. Roosevelt would badly injure his leg and beg to be left behind to die. More than a dramatic adventure story, Into the Amazon shines a light on two of the Western Hemisphere's most formidable men, and the culture and politics of their two formidable nations.
language note
In English with some Portguese subtitled in English; with optional English subtitles.
catalogue key
11487946
target audience
Rating: TV-14, contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
technical details
DVD; widescreen (16x9) presentation; 5.1 surround; Region 1, NTSC.

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