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|Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures Return to the Amazon|
Director: Jean-Michel Cousteau
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
The Amazon: the most powerful of the world's rivers. It flows through the largest tropical rainforest, the natural theater where evolution has gone wild, creating the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Twenty-five years ... more »
A much needed return to the Amazon!
Alex C. | Waterloo, Belgium | 08/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"25 years ago, Jacques Cousteau and his son Jean-Michel went on a major one year expedition on the Amazon, with Captain Cousteau visiting the lower Amazon aboard Calypso and Jean-Michel starting by foot in the Andes, at the source of the river, and then visiting the upper part of the river aboard Alcyone, the wind-powered ship. The result was a series of films that opened people's eyes. At the time, the condition of the Amazon was bad. Now, it's even worse!
Watching the original movies (available on another DVD release) and then this DVD, we really get to see what has happened since the 80s and what has to be done down there to protect our planet. But we also get to see the efforts already in place and visit gorgeous wild protected areas. Truly amazing places!
As for the previous DVDs, the quality of this documentary is excellent. Visually, it's filmed and edited in a dynamic way. Never gets boring. As for the content, it's rich! I'm so glad to see Jean-Michel Cousteau making films again. It was about time (hadn't seen him since 1997 - his father's death)! People need to be informed about the condition of our planet now more than ever. We have to do something!
Jean-Michel Cousteau's work is great and I hope to see more and more of these films!"