A Clearing in the Jungle: Disappearing World (Enhanced DVD)
Within the northern Amazon jungles exists an isolated tribe known as the Panare Indians. The proud people of this community choose to live their lives without the comfort and conveniences of technology. The distance between their village and the closest developed municipality is approximately 300 miles. Since they live so close to a modernized region, they are very familiar with automobiles, airliners, and contemporary homes. However, having an awareness of technology does not prevent them from remaining with their simple archaic lifestyle. In fact, they will resist any outsider who attempts to introduce them to a modernized way of living.
This feature spotlights the day-to-day endeavors and responsibilities of the Panare Indians. The Grenada TV crew captures some fascinating footage of these individuals while they are creating survival weapons, hunting, and preparing food. Even the producer of the film is awe-struck by their restraint and ability to only grow and produce what they need. They seem uncomfortable with the camera being in their presence, but they allow the film crew to record their activities nonetheless.
This extraordinary film by ITV Global Entertainment documents the antiquated lifestyle of a people who seem to be gradually fading from existence. The scenes in this film will surely enlighten any viewer who has an appeal for indigenous customs.