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Spirits of the Rainforest (1994)

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"Spirits of the Rainforest" is a feature documentary set in the remote Amazon rain forest of Manu National Park, in southeastern Peru. The film follows the intertwining stories of several ... See full summary »

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"Spirits of the Rainforest" is a feature documentary set in the remote Amazon rain forest of Manu National Park, in southeastern Peru. The film follows the intertwining stories of several researchers studying brilliantly-plumaged macaws and voracious giant otters as well as an American anthropologist (Dr. Glenn Shepard) living with a village of Machiguenga Indians, one of four ethnic groups that live in the park. The film follows the Machiguenga Indian Merino as he instructs his young son, Alejo, about the rain forest and also portrays the Machiguenga shaman, Mariano, who cures tribal members through the use of hallucinogenic drugs and in so doing visits with the forest spirits. Written by Robin Jackson

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Very well done
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are few outsiders that have been to the great Manu National Park, Peru, but there are still many spirits that inhabit it. There are more species of animals here than anywhere else on earth even though the park is the size of Massachusetts. Five tribes live throughout the rainforest, including the Machiguenga. They believe that their ancestors reside in the Amazon forest around them. With all these spirits living together, Manu is certainly anything but desolate. The imagery was amazing and the information was abundant. It makes you realize how much we need to protect the vanishing rainforests. I give this an 8/10. The only thing to be careful of is that the women of the Machiguenga tribe do not cover their breasts, so one may want to use discretion when viewing this with kids.


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