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Alternative Title: N/A

Series Title: How We Live


The daily life and yearly cycle of a remote village of rubber gatherers on the upper Amazon- their daily work, the children's schooling, the pleasures of family life, the yearly festival. One twelve year old boy remarked: "The best film I ever saw. There was no yakety-yak...I could dream I was there." Winner of a United States government Golden Eagle Award for 1964. (1964 IFF catalog)


Edited Film

Country/Location: Bolivia

Tribe or Group: N/A

Producer: Julien Bryan

Director: Francis Thompson

Cinematographer: Francis Thompson

Production Company: IFF

Additional Production: Maps by Philip Stapp; Music by Norman Lloyd, Gene Forrell and Louis Horst.

Running Time: 19 min.

Years Filmed: 1943

Decade Produced: 1940s (filmed), 1960s (edited)

Years Distributed: -1961

Film Gauge: 16mm

Stock: Color Safety

Footage Count: 686'

Sound: Un-narrated

Notes: Footage shot by Francis Thompson around 1943, later edited and distributed by IFF. Music was originally composed for the B&W South America series films. There are 5 titles in the How We Live series.

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