Along the eastern edge of the Peruvian Andes runs a river called the Manu, the heart of one of the world's largest and most pristine rain forest parks in the world: Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Filmed over several years, "Living Edens Manu" chronicles some of Manu's extraordinary inhabitants-a giant Harpy Eagle family that preys upon monkeys and sloths so that their chick can successfully fledge, jaguars, Giant Otters, 20-foot caimans (relatives of the alligator), tree sloths, anteaters, brilliantly-plumaged macaws, Howler, Squirrel, and Spider Monkeys, and tapir. Narrated by Edward James Olmos and winner of two Emmy Awards. Written by
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Because much of rain forest activity occurs 100 or more feet off the ground in canopy trees, giant, portable towers were erected with platforms and blinds on top where the cinematographers spent weeks and months eating and sometimes sleeping while waiting patiently for shots. See more