Amazon (BBC)

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Nature Documentary hosted by Bruce Parry and published by BBC in 2008 - English narration

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Join Bruce Parry on a breathtaking journey from the Amazon's source deep in the Peruvian Andes to its vast mouth on Brazil's Atlantic coast. The Amazon is a complex, shifting environment. The deforestation ruthlessly driven by the profits of logging and soya bean plantations has seen one fifth of Amazon destroyed already. The lands of the indigenous tribes are disappearing and their traditional way of life is sorely threatened. Travelling over 10,000km, by foot, light aircraft and boat, Bruce travels to stay with these tribes that live silently beneath the rainforest canopy. Immersing himself in their lives, he reveals how they are affected by the changing world around them. This series is also the story of the people who live and work there too: the soya farmers, the cattle barons, the loggers and the illegal miners stripping the jungle for traces of gold; the environmental campaigners dying to save the forest, the bio-prospectors and scientists searching for new medicines. With spectacular visuals and the highest production values, Amazon captures the living reality of this awesome, yet often contradictory, place.

Join Bruce Parry on a breathtaking journey from the Amazon's source deep in the Peruvian Andes to its vast mouth on Brazil's Atlantic coast.

[edit] Episode One

Bruce Parry begins an epic adventure in the Amazon, following the river from source to sea. The first part of his journey takes him from the source in the High Andes through Peru's dangerous cocaine producing valleys to visit the Ashaninka tribe.

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Bruce Parry continues his Amazon adventure, travelling through the jungles of Peru to visit the Achuar people, a remote tribe who are fighting to keep oil companies off their land. He undergoes a profound shamanic ritual in an effort to find his vision.

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Bruce Parry travels to a remote part of the Brazilian Amazon to explore what happens when the outside world makes contact with isolated tribes. He visits old friends the Matis tribe and works with a logging crew cutting timber deep in the forest.

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Bruce Parry reaches the halfway point of his epic journey in the vast nature reserve of Mamiraua, home to the Amazon's most iconic species. He lives with the Ribeirinho, the river people, and hunts for the Amazon's biggest fish, the Pirarucu.

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Bruce Parry explores the wealth of the Amazon rainforest. He parties with the millionaires of Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, he lives and works with illegal gold miners seeking their fortune and he sleeps in the forest canopy with the Scientists trying to value the forest in a revolutionary new way.

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Bruce Parry reaches the end of his Amazon adventure in Brazil's Para state where huge areas of forest are being cut down for cattle farming. Here the battle for the Amazon is at its most fierce and Bruce sees both sides living with the cowboys and the Kayapo indians.

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  • Source : Satellite High Definition @1440x1088
  • Video Format : x264 (in matroska container)
  • Video Resolution : 1280x720 (25 fps)
  • Video Bitrate : 2 Pass @ 3135 kb/s AVG
  • Audio Bitrate : AC3 5.1 @ 384 kb/s AVG
  • Length : 59 MiN 14 SEC
  • Size : 1.45 GB (1,564,916,858 bytes)

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  • Total Size (MB) ....: ~746 MB
  • Total Streams ......: 2 Stream(s)
  • Video Length .......: ~00:59:00
  • Video Codec Name ...: XviD MPEG-4 codec
  • Video Bitrate ......: ~1560 KB/s
  • Resolution .........: 720 x 400
  • Aspect Ratio .......: 1.80:1
  • Quality Factor .....: 0.217 B/px
  • Audio Codec Name ...: FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate ......: 192 KB/s (CBR)
  • Channels ...........: 2 Ch
  • Sampling Rate ......: 48000 Hz

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