An Experimental Documentary
by Alexander L. Fattal
An observational immersion in life along the waterways where the sweet water of the Amazon basin mixes with the brackish Atlantic Ocean is interrupted by questions about the ethics of including images of deforestation, which could land the protagonist in trouble with the environmental police. The editing waxes experimental bringing the family into the editorial fold and prompting the viewer to revisit prior editorial decisions.
The film ruminates on the global ethics of deforestation as we learn of its symbiotic relationship with harvesting açai berries from the tops of skinny palm trees, Brazil’s latest boom crop that has made it into popular energy drinks and onto Oprah’s diet.
The ecological connections between waterways, flora, fauna, and humanity subtly intertwine confronting viewers with all we are losing in the continual deforestation of the Amazon, and the multiple levels of complicity in that loss.
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
Feb 18, 2013
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Dec 04, 2009
International Students Ethnographic Film Tribute
Nov 18, 2009
Festival International du Film d'Environnement
May 17, 2009
Cannes International Film Festival, Short Film Corner
Sep 30, 2009
Ethno Cinema Days
May 12, 2009
Sapienza University, Dipartimento de Antropologia
Apr 07, 2009
University of Stockholm
Feb 05, 2009
Harvard University, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts