With support from the World Wide Fund for Nature, Adrian Cowell has created a series of six programs for use in classrooms, based on his epic saga of the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest during the 1980's. The series gives students a well-rounded view of the many complex factors that led to what may be this century's worst environmental disaster.
The titles in the series are:
The Rainforest - The mechanics of a rainforest.
The Colonists - Colonists invading the rainforest.
The Development Road - The road to rainforest destruction.
The Indians - The displaced Indian tribes of the Amazon rainforest.
The Rubber Tappers - Rubber tappers live sustainable lifestyle.
The Politicians - Politicians plunder the Amazon rainforest.
All six programs are also available on one tape.
Grade Level: 6-12
US Release Date: 1991
Copyright Date: 1991
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-454-0
"The tragedy is examined globally...in an unambiguous and intelligent matter."
Children's Video Review Newsletter
"Despite differences in language and climate, Cowell has given us a family album. Here is our own North American history, the taming of the West, the destruction of native peoples, the heroism and hardship of settlers and the gambling of a whole wild land on the chance of supporting a population that the cities could not absorb."
The Boston Globe