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In the Mouth of the Amazon

Season 1 Episode 102 | 26m 46s

The famed açai berry is expanding Belem’s reputation. Reclusive river people, called ribeirinhos harvest the berries by climbing the tall palms where they grow and rush the produce by boat to the port. There they trade for other goods, and quickly escape the city to return to their tranquil, timeless lives at the edge of the world’s greatest river. Visit the city and river homes of Belem.

Aired: 04/06/12
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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Conservation groups work for the ideal habitat for jaguars, mountain lions and ocelots
Protecting whales and cultivating the friendship between people and the gentle giants.
Exploring a once booming tourist mecca that is now a nearly dead body of water.
Explore the Four Corners portion of the Colorado Plateau.
The falling water levels of Lake Powell reveal fragments of ancient peoples.
Exploring Huelva, its surroundings and its wealth of cultural and historical influences.
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