Amazon (1997 film)

Amazon is a 1997 American short documentary film directed by Kieth Merrill. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.[1]

The film features ethnobiologist Mark Plotkin, who discusses the role of rainforest conservation and the benefits of investigating it further in the interest of medical and scientific knowledge.

Directed byKieth Merrill
Produced byKieth Merrill
Isaac Palmer
Jonathan Stern
Written byKieth Merrill
Loren McIntyre
Narrated byLinda Hunt
Music byAlan Williams
CinematographyMike Hoover
Edited byStephen L. Johnson
Release date
  • 1997
Running time
38 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. ^ "NY Times: Amazon". NY Times. Retrieved December 6, 2008.

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