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Amazon

Synopsis
In this series, anthropologist and adventurer Bruce Parry journeys the length and breadth of the largest river in the world - the Amazon. Tracing the giant river from its origins high in the Andes to its end, where it meets the sea on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, Parry stays with the many and varied tribes who are desperately trying to maintain their way of life in a rapidly disappearing landscape. Parry also finds out what it’s like for those who make their living by working in the Amazon, the ranchers, loggers, scientists, and environmentalists who live in this spectacular, yet threatened environment.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast in 5 weekly parts on BBC2 beginning 15/9/2008
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies; Geography
Keywords
Amazon river; anthropology; economic geography; social geography

Credits

Contributor
Bruce Parry

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
300 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
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Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
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