Houseboat Amazon Presents
This film is about diving into exploration. It is about shedding preconceived notions of science and being wrapped in the awe of the daily discovery in the Amazon rainforest. Our main research goal was to uncover the mystery surrounding an elusive “flying” saki monkey that had not been seen alive for over 80 years. It is a rainforest detective story with a happy ending.
Houseboat Amazon is an international team of wildlife professionals, students and scientists from Brazil, US, Colombia, and Mexico; a Brazilian houseboat captain and crew; and rural guides that joined us en route from January-May 2017 on five rivers. We invite the audience to immerse themselves in our daily lives as we lived and worked together on a 60-foot houseboat, where three languages were spoken (Portuguese, English, and Spanish).
Join us in hand-carved canoes as we glide through flooded forest -- and pull up your rubber boots to follow us through the challenging terrain of rainforest. We not only see amazing creatures and record new species, but we work with the local communities to discover what they eat, including monkeys, caiman, and tapirs.
En route, we discuss the need for ecoliteracy in countries like the US and how urban actions impact people in small rainforest communities that seem remote and disconnected. This kind of film can be powerful tool for engaging an audience for whom real rainforest exploration is a complete mystery.
Find your passion hidden in a tangle of vines, the splash of a pink dolphin, or the flutter of a giant blue morpho’s wings. And maybe, just maybe, find it in a fluffy missing monkey.
Become the wild in the wilderness. Join us to find your heart in the jungle.
...And many more!