This is a documentary film of a research expedition in the Amazon rain forest led by Professor Francis Hallé of the department of Biology, Montpellier University, France. The giant “Heartopia” blimp journeys above the misty jungles of South America. Explorers descend onto the treetops, walking above the jungle on a special net raft, studying the extraordinary animals, birds, plants and insects of the rainforest.

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1990
  • Date Released:
    April 1990
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
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  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Dentsu Tec Inc.

  • Produced By:
    Dentsu Prox Inc. for Sankin Kai
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Sadaaki Okano
  • Director:  Yoshihide Okumura
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Yoshihide Okumura; story by Tasushi Sakguchi
  • Cinematography: Kuri Kurita
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  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Nature



Film Facts

This film was first shown at the Sankin Kai Heartopia Pavilion at EXPO ’90 in Osaka.