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Both Indian shaman Julio Mamani and ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin seek medicinal plants in the basin of the Amazon River. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Linda Hunt ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesse Corti ... Julio Mamani (voice)
Mark Plotkin ... Himself
Sydney Possuelo ... Himself
Adrian Villanueva ... Julio Mamani

Directed by
Kieth Merrill 
Writing credits
Kieth Merrill  and
Loren McIntyre 

Produced by
Kieth Merrill .... producer
Isaac Palmer .... executive producer
Jonathan Stern .... producer
Jonathan Stern .... producer
Scott Swofford .... line producer
Original Music by
Alan Williams 
Cinematography by
Mike Hoover 
Film Editing by
Stephen L. Johnson 
Production Management
Marggie Castellano .... local production manager (segment "Peru")
Rick Garside .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank Canonica .... supervising sound recordist: mix stage
Michael L. McDonough .... sound designer
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
David Abrahamsen .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan G. Markowitz .... optical effects supervisor: Imagica USA
Camera and Electrical Department
John-Paul Beeghly .... assistant camera
Jack Tankard .... aerial photographer
Editorial Department
Kelly Edmunds .... assistant editor
James Manke .... post-production coordinator
Annie Toth .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... music engineer
Benoit Grey .... copyist
Larry Rench .... orchestrator

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38 min
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Said the film's composer, Alan Williams, in a 2001 interview, the film originally had a narration for the end of the film. "One of the best phone calls I have received was from the dubbing stage of Amazon. The director called to say that they were dumping the narration for the last 3 minutes of the film and were just playing my music. That never happens with a feature."See more »


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awesome, 15 March 2006
Author: p-nut-butter-jelly-time from United States

this IMAX was the opitomy of amazing. eye-popping visuals and information, Plotkin gives a detailed description of his line of work. just as fascinating or even better than his book "tales of a shamans apprentice", this IMAX will make you want to visit the amazon and join Mark on one of his expeditions. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for an interesting film to watch and to be wowed again by Mark Plotkin.

It's great for the whole family. I can't tell you how many times I've watched it, but every time gives me another reason to go visit South America. Not only is the IMAX great, but the soundtrack also is very soothing.

The IMAX contains jaw-dropping scenes such as a baby sleeping on a mammoth lily-pad while staying totally dry.

Plotkin has done it again.

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