I Am Amazon (2006)
Four films about everyday life in the Amazon
region of Brazil. Four ordinary people living in an extraordinary
The Bus Driver
Vanderlei’s leaves his home at 4am, taking a 60km round trip through
the deforested land of Rondonia to collect local children on their way
When José’s wife left him, he packed up and moved from Sao Paulo
to the Amazon. He cleared a small patch of land, built his own house in
the jungle and enjoys life in his hammock.
José Alberto is Tae Kwon Do champion of the Amazon. To compete,
he has to leave his home town of Barcelas and travel 3 days down river
by boat to Manaus, the sprawling Amazonian metropolis.
Floating in the Amazon river is Jorge’s petrol station. His job is to
sit here and wait, filling up the little river boats and dreaming of
life on a farm.