Amazonia

DVD Release: October 4, 2016
Amazonia
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Synopsis

Amazonia seamlessly blends thrilling storytelling with breathtaking wildlife photography. As Sai, a tiny Capuchin monkey, departs the big city for a new life, his plane is forced to land in the Brazilian rainforest. Abandoned and alone, he forages for food while observing the jungle’s endless varieties of wildlife. As predators approach, Sai’s incredible instincts rescue him from danger at the last minute. One fateful day, he learns he’s not the only Capuchin in the Amazon…

Dove Review

“Amazonia” is awesome! It’s a delightful look at the Amazon through the eyes of Sai, a Capuchin monkey, who winds up in the Brazilian rain forest, due to a downed plane. On his own, he must learn the ways of the jungle, and he has a few close calls, thanks to a harpy eagle that eats monkeys. A jaguar also chases him. Everything turns out okay in the end for Sai, but he has a few tense moments. Sai eats some poisonous mushrooms and hallucinates but survives the ordeal. However, he becomes wise to the ways of the jungle by the time the documentary concludes.

The scenery is breathtaking, and the film features very unusual and, in some cases, dangerous creatures of the jungle, including an anaconda. The viewer will get to know Sai and his curious personality. The film also shares some interesting facts, such as the Amazon being the largest rain forest on Earth. It has 40,000 plants and 1,300 birds. We are happy to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages, with a note that it includes a few moments of tension in the jungle. Watching this film is like taking a journey to another planet. It has earned our best rating, five Doves.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A small plane crashes, but a monkey survives; an eagle pursues a monkey as its prey; a jaguar chases a monkey; a monkey strikes another monkey.
Drugs: A monkey eats poisonous mushrooms and hallucinates.
Nudity: None
Other: Various animals and insects, including spiders, snakes, jaguars, a harpy eagle and a crocodile.

Info

Company: Lionsgate
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 83 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Narrated by: Martin Sheen
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter