National Re-Broadcast of Children of the Amazon on WORLD


National Re-Broadcast: Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15, 2011 (WORLD)

(please check local listings)


Producer: Denise Zmekhol

Documentary/60 Minutes

CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed fifteen years ago. Part road movie, part time travel, her journey tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on Earth when a road was built straight through its heart.

As she nears the end of her journey, Zmekhol discovers how the combined efforts of Indigenous people, rubber tappers, and their allies have begun to safeguard the rainforest. Ultimately we grasp our own intimate connection to this remote forest and its people: We are—all of us — CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON —breathing the same air, walking the same planet, and in some sense that we have yet to understand, sharing the same fate. Production of ITVS, with outreach support from LPB.


CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON recently won the Bronze Drum Award at the fifth edition of NIIFF 2011 (Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival). NIIFF is organized by the Indigenous Film Archive (IFA) in Kathmandu from April 22 – 25, 2011. IFA was established in November 2006 to provide a forum for indigenous as well as non-indigenous peoples/nationalities to research, document, interact, develop, promote and disseminate information on indigenous cultures, traditions, languages, issues, knowledge and wisdom through the visual medium. Read more about CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON at the NIIFF HERE!

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