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Title Into the Amazon [videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    918.11 INT    Available
Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical 5.1 surround rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Documentary television programs. lcgft
System Details DVD; Widescreen (16x9) presentation; 5.1 surround; Region 1, NTSC.
Language In English with some Portguese subtitled in English; with optional English subtitles.
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.
Credits Editor, George O'Donnell ; director of photography, Tim Cragg ; music, Gary Lionelli.
Note Widescreen (16x9)
Originally broadcast on January 8, 2018 as an episode of the television series: The American experience.
Includes some short animated scenes.
Audience Rating: TV-14, contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
Note Duration on container states approx. 120 minutes.
Summary 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.
Contents Bowing to nature's force -- A stage for mythmaking -- TR's proving ground -- Die, but never kill -- Meeting the River of Doubt -- A long portage made -- Kermit courts danger -- The Rio Roosevelt -- Kubla Khan -- A Darwinian equation -- The mark of the river.
Subject Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition (1913-1914)
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Rondon, Cândido Mariano da Silva, 1865-1958.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Travel -- Brazil -- Amazon River Valley.
Roosevelt River (Brazil) -- Discovery and exploration.
Amazon River Valley -- Description and travel.
Natural history -- Amazon River Valley.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Amazon River Region.
Rain forest ecology -- Amazon River Region.
Amazon River Region -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Added Author Maggio, John, screenwriter, television director, television producer.
Olson, Hannah, television producer.
Dalton, Kathleen (Kathleen M.), commentator.
Rohter, Larry, 1950- commentator.
Jenkinson, Clay, commentator.
Diacon, Todd A., commentator.
Platt, Oliver, narrator.
Lacy, Jake, voice actor.
Moura, Wagner, 1976- voice actor.
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- voice actor.
Lionelli, Gary, composer (expression)
Cragg, Tim, director of photography.
O'Donnell, George (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Ark Media (Firm), production company.
John Maggio Productions, production company.
American Experience Films, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), production company.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Added Title American experience (Television program)
ISBN 9781531702687
Standard No. 841887034388
Music No. AE61701 PBS

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