For 500 years the indigenous people of the Amazon
have defended their homeland against the invasion that has brought
the mass extinction of over 700 tribes and destruction of the rainforests in which they live. Amazonia gives voice to these native
people, as well as the riverine dwellers, rubber tappers, and small
farmers, all of whom depend on the rainforests along the Amazon
This uniquely crafted film blends vivid first-person
accounts of the struggle for survival in the forests with stunning
music score by famed Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti.