It is the mightiest river in the world, the lifeblood for whole civilizations and home to more than 5,000 different species of fish and the more than 60,000 different species of plants that live on its banks. For centuries, the mighty Amazon has been the obsession of explorers, scientists, and anthropologists the world over. Filmed entirely in the Amazon Basin, Academy Award-nominated Amazon takes audiences on a journey of discovery of the river’s wonders, inhabitants, and remarkable healing powers.

Length: 39:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1997
  • Date Released:
    May 1997
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
    Odgen Entertainment
  • Executive Producer: Isaac Palmer
  • Producer: Jonathan Stern, Kieth Merrill
  • Director:  Kieth Merrill
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Loren McIntyre
  • Cinematography: Michael Hoover
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Alan Williams
  • Editor: Stephen Johnson
  • Narrator: Linda Hunt
  • Other Credits: Visual Effects: Alan Markowitz
  • Sponsors:


  • Cultural Studies
  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Nature



Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject, 1997

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