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Kings of the Jungle

Synopsis
The story of Brazil’s greatest living explorers, Claudio and Orlando Villas Boas, now both in their 70s, who retrace their 1943 expedition into a then unexplored region of the southern Amazon. Their contact with previously unknown tribes inspired them to spend the next 30 years working to protect the Indian culture. Looks at the Krenakrore, living in harmony with nature, their religion and their culture and in danger of extinctioni. Contains historical archive footage of a fast-disappearing way of life as well as film of the Amazon, its wildlife and its people. The film follows the Boas brothers on a nostalgic 1000 mile journey from their Sao Paulo home to the Upper Xingu Basin.
Series
Viewpoint, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
out of distribution; 1993 sale: £25.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on ITV on 26 May 1992.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Amazon river; Brazil; Indians of North & South America; Krenakore; Villas Boas, Claudio; Villas Boas, Orlando

Credits

Director
Chris Christophe
Producer
Chris Christophe
Contributor
Roger James

Production Company

Name

Central Independent Television

Notes
use Carlton UK Television

Distributor

Name

Carlton UK Television Ltd

Web
http://www.carlton.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0115 986 3322
Fax
0115 964 5202
Address
Video Resources Unit
East Midlands TV Centre
Lenton Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2NA

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