Adventure in the Rainforest
Official film description...
Saï was bred in captivity. After suffering a plane crash, Saï, the little capuchin monkey, and other passengers find themselves stranded, alone, in the vast Amazon Rainforest.
Saï is plunged into his ancestral habitat, which presents a totally new set of challenges: the freedom, the impenetrable green, the abundance of previously unknown plants and fruit, the new predators, crocodiles, boa constrictors, jaguars…
Saï’s only chance of survival is to seek out his own kind and join the capuchin community.
“Amazonia” is the extraordinary journey into the heart of the largest rainforest on the planet, filmed in region that few people have explored. The French director, Thierry Ragobert (“The White Planet”) and his team spent two years on site to capture the fantastic scenery and the multitude of species that live there. The documentary 3D footage was then complied and cut to fit Sai’s narrative. The story is a hero’s tale of drama and overcoming challenges. “Amazonia” is a film for the whole family, an ode to the wonder and diversity of the Amazon rainforest with totally unique and beautiful scenes.
Rating from our film jury...
A very enjoyable film for the whole family. “Amazonia“ appeals to all senses and emotions and awakens a deep appreciation for the rainforest.
“Amazonia“ is more of a feature film than a documentary. Hence, no journalistic or scientific aspects are to be expected. The film still presents the topic of ecosystems in an appropriate way for children.
“Amazonia“ fascinates its young viewers with unique and high-quality wildlife recordings. Camera work and film editing are moderate, the soundtrack appropriate.
“A little monkey, wonderful wildlife shots, a breathtaking environment. AMAZONIA is family entertainment, how she wants a successful mix of fiction and documentary and a film that will amaze even younger viewers whether the wonders of the world, who receive it applies.” – FBW
“A breathtaking nature film for the whole family.” – Abendzeitung
“An award-winning adventure film for the whole family.” – Geo Saison
“Breathtaking 3D images that show the viewer the beauty of the threatened Amazon region.” – RTL 2 News
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Thierry Ragobert
Script: Stéphane Millère, Luc Marescot
Production: Gullane, Biloba
Country: France / Brazil
Release Date: 2013
Run Time: 85 minutes