• Released
  • January 1, 1996
  • 39 min
  • Documentary
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that, while preteens should benefit from this exposure to another culture, it's teens and adults who are best equipped to deal with the meandering story line and content surrounding herbal medicine and forest-canopy ecosystems. Younger children will likely see it as being too similar to classroom films.
  • Families can talk about the ecological topics the film brings up. How do our behaviors affect what happens in the Amazon? Also, members of one South American tribe wear hanging hunks of wood pierced through their lower lips; families may want to discuss this and other tribal customs to further cross-cultural understanding.
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