Culture

In order to get prepared for your trip in Amazonia, we recommend you watch some movies about the Jungle, the city of Manaus and the tales of the conquistadors.

Our picks are the two Werner Herzog’s masterpieces :”Aguirre, the wrath of God” and “Fitzcarraldo”. “Aguirre” is from 1972 and show the conquistadores expeditions in Amazonia while “Fitzcarraldo” (1982) tell the story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald and his dream of building an opera house in the heart of the rainforest.

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If you want your child (and also you to be honest) happy, show them Thierry Ragobert’s movie “Amazonia”. When a small plane goes down in a storm somewhere over the Amazon rain forest, the hero survives the crash and is forced to make his way over incredibly hostile terrain, facing hunger, thirst and dangerous animals. Of course he survives against all odds — this is a film aimed at family audiences — but the way he manages to do so is a thrilling tale. The only unusual thing is that the hero is a baby capuchin monkey, possibly one of the most expressive, natural child actors on film.

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