Item #47575 AMAZON JOURNAL; VHS. Geoffrey O'Connor.


O'Connor, Geoffrey

New York: Realis Pictures, 1995. Videotape in original plastic box with printed label. Previously viewed. Very good.

Item #47575

60 minute videotape, color. A fascinating chronicle of changes in the Brazilian Amazon. Beginning with the assassination of Chico Mendes in 1988 and ending with a return trip to Yanomami Territory in 1995, this six-year journey provides an illuminating perspective on the volatile changes of this era. Besides documenting events, Geoffrey O'Connor analyzes the complex interaction between semi-isolated indigenous societies and "outsiders." In collaboration with Brazilian anthropologist Alcida Ramos, he explores the return of the "noble savage phenomenon," wherein outsiders create misleading illusions about Indian societies. This insightful look at the Amazon includes extensive sequences of the events surrounding the massacre of a village of Yanomami Indians, the demarcation of Kayopo territory, and the rock star Sting's frank assessment of his own involvement in rain forest politics. Throughout, O'Connor sheds new light on cultural confrontation.

Price: $55.00

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