Title: The Emerald Forest
Director: John Boorman
Writer: Rospo Pallenberg
Running time: 110 minutes
Unofficial webpage: The Emerald Forest
Bill Markham is an engineer who has moved to
with his family to complete the construction of a large hydro-electric dam. The construction requires large areas of forest to be cleared, even more to be flooded. Its completion will bring more people to the areas who will clear the jungle for agriculture and living space. Brazil
The story jumps ahead some ten years. The dam is nearing completion. Tommy, or Tommé as he is now called, has become part of the tribe that he lives with, adopting their language, culture and way of life. His father finds him but discovers that he is not the son he once had.
Tommé's tribe is later threatened by another, as well as by the near completion of the dam.
decides to help his son so that the way of life he has adopted is not destroyed. Markham
Based on a true story.
The film was screened out of competition at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
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