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Learning to See: The World of Insects (2016)

One man's transformational journey to find the Amazon's strangest creatures.


Jake Oelman


Jerry Aronson
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Credited cast:
Robert Oelman Robert Oelman ... Self
Christian Lopez Christian Lopez ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Di Bello Angela Di Bello ... Self
John Heraty John Heraty ... Self
Doug Inkley Doug Inkley ... Self
Laura Daniela Lopez Laura Daniela Lopez ... Self
Stuart McKamey Stuart McKamey ... Self
Kathy Meagher Kathy Meagher ... Self
Bradford Oelman Bradford Oelman ... Self
Elizabeth Oelman Elizabeth Oelman ... Self
Suzanne Peletier Suzanne Peletier ... Self
Sixto Ribadenyeira Sixto Ribadenyeira ... Self
Julio Rivera Julio Rivera ... Self
Yovanny Miranda Rivera Yovanny Miranda Rivera ... Self
Bruce Stein Bruce Stein ... Self


"Learning To See" explores photography, art, entomology, travel, and the rainforest, and its' message goes deeper than its' visual richness. The film asks what inspires a person to change and why it's important to preserve the natural world that we inhabit. It underscores the fact that we as human beings have a much greater capacity to see and understand our world if we would just open our eyes and see what is in front of us. Written by Anonymous

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Travel with macro photographer Robert Oelman deep into the rain forests of South America to discover the world's most exotic insects.




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Ahead of it's time
21 July 2020 | by theknownamesSee all my reviews

This documentary didn't blow my mind with some twisted tale. It did , however, nourish my soul. It felt so good to watch something that felt good for me. The pacing, the story, the bonds, the .... well it was done well, with care and it shows. It was the best kind of break from shows and movies and I love ants so while it wasn't about insects in the way I anticipated it was about a man learning to see the world and it opened up my eyes to take a look at the world all around me. I watched this yesterday and usually try to wait to see how a show sits with me before reviewing. I say 10 but by my own standards thaT would mean most anyone could sit down be riveted , but I would recommend this for family movie night - it has just enough of everything and so much if what I wasn't expecting

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13 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Learning to See: The World of Insects See more »

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