Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject.

For centuries, the mighty Amazon has been the obsession of explorers, scientists and anthropologists the world over. It is the mightiest river in the world, the lifeblood for whole civilizations and home to more than 5,000 different species of fish and the more than 60,000 different species of plants that live on its banks. Amazon will take you on a magnificent journey of discovery of the river’s wonders with an in-depth view of the indigenous people, the interesting wildlife, and the unique healing powers of the region’s plants.

An Ogden Entertainment Presentation of a Kieth Merrill Film

Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Narrated by Linda Hunt

Music by Alan Williams

Release date: 1997

Runtime: 38 minutes

Format: filmed in 15 perforation/70 mm


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Honors and Reviews

“…the joy of this film is in the sheer beauty of the unspoiled deeper areas of the Amazon…the panoramic and intimate shots of the river, rain forests, mountains and wildlife are breathtaking.”
– Los Angeles Times

“a feast for the senses and a terrific introduction to the region’s often bizarre denizens, both animal and human.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s a mix of jaw-droppingly gorgeous cinematography and compelling narrative.”
– New York Post

“A stunning, visual rendering …offers both a sensory and educational IMAX experience.”
– Entertainment Today

  • Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject – Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, 1998

For Educators

Invite your students to have a learning experience they won’t forget! Book a field trip to see Amazon and become immersed in the geography, culture, ecology and other key school curriculum. Download the Educator Guide for hands-on activities aligned with curriculum standards. Schedule your field trip now by contacting your local IMAX theatre for information about special group programs.


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