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Wild Films ~ Jungles: People of the Trees
A film by Tom Hugh-Jones
WINNER! Merit Award for Cinematography at the 2011 International Wildlife Film Festival
Please note the later summer schedule screening time at 7 p.m., allowing for more after-work sunshine!
About the film
Tropical rainforests teem with more planet and animal species than anywhere else on the planet, but this is a surprisingly hostile environment for humans. Very few people master the complex nature of these unforgiving forests. These film makers traveled to jungles across the planet to record incredible stories of people who live so closely with nature in this wild world. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery.
The Matis of Brazil carve 4-metre-long blow-pipes to hunt monkeys - in near total silence. Deep in the Congo forests, Tete defies death by scaling a giant tree using nothing more than a liana vine, and he must then negotiate an angry swarm of bees - all to collect honey for his family. Three children from Venezuela's Piaroa tribe venture deep into the jungle to hunt tarantulas - to toast for lunch! In West Papua the Korowai tribe show-off their engineering skills by building a high-rise home 35 metres up in the tree tops. Most memorable of all, in Brazil we join a unique monitoring flight in search an un-contacted tribe
Run time: 58 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.