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Take A Visual Trip of the Amazon at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay

Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club of Door County North’s final travelogue program of the season takes moviegoers on an adventure deep into the least inhabited and pristine rainforest of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers’ region of the Amazon basin. Returning to present this exotic and rarely visited destination is award-winning filmmaker Marlin Darrah.

Darrah describes his journey as rather like being in a time machine, visiting places that have not changed for millions of years. Narrated live, the audience will visit several kinds of forest including the strange and beautiful flooded forest known by Amazon Indians as the Igapó. The film further explores the other two kinds of rainforest of the Amazon: the terra firme forest and the várzea forest. Film highlights include amazingly colorful birds and their exotic calls, magnificent rainforest trees draped with vines and carpeted with orchids, unique and abundant plant varieties and animals, including occasional monkeys chattering and cavorting in the tree branches. At night, the filmmaker explores the river’s edge with flashlights to see caiman, close relatives of crocodiles.

The program comes to a close with a visit to the fascinating jungle city of Manaus, famous for its colorful harbor filled with huge riverboats and its massive daily open-air market filled with energetic local people displaying an incredible range of huge river fish, tropical fruits, unique jungle handicrafts and potent herbal medicines.

Showtime is 7:30 pm on April 15 at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Admission price is $7; children under 18 are admitted free. Refreshments will be available during intermission. For more information, call Gary (920.854.4825) or Larry (920.839.9419).

 

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