Beyond Fordlandia

Beyond Fordlandia

Beyond Fordlândia (2017, 82 min) presents an environmental account ninety years after Henry Ford's Amazon experience. In 1927 the Ford Motor Company attempted to establish rubber plantations on the Tapajós River, a primary tributary of the Amazon. The film addresses the recent transition from failed rubber to successful soybean cultivation for export, and its implication for land usage, leading to such questions as: What were the actual economic reasons for Ford to venture hundreds of miles through the Amazon jungle for a home for his project? Why did he want to transplant a slice of twentieth century civilization into the middle of the Amazon forest? Was rubber cultivation his only goal? What are the ecological implications for a staggering number of fish, insects, plants, animals, and the biome in general, of this venture now ninety years later? How did Ford's attempt to convert the lush, naturally abundant Brazilian landscape into industrial scale agriculture, foreshadow today's destruction of the rainforest? What will be the impact of soybean monoculture for the future of the Amazon Rainforest? What are the lessons to be learned from today's ecological experimentation and in particular from the Fordlândia experience?

Running Time
1 hours 22 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Marcos Colon
USA, Brazil
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Beyond Fordlandia» (21)

Madison B. avatar
Madison B.

It is one of the best movies in the world that many people will join me.

Andrew avatar

This movie allows all the established actors and actresses to do what they do best without smothering one another. Great movie!

Samantha D. avatar
Samantha D.

Superb! I rarely get to go to a movie with my older son after his siblings came along. We did manage to go to this movie in the cinemas. Not only were we glad we chose this movie to watch, but we still recall the impact this movie had on both of us.

Lawrence avatar

Brilliant concept. Great execution. A Documentary classic. It is really closing your loop!

Donald avatar

Slow start, but worth watching.

Nathan Russell avatar
Nathan Russell

A movie of the highest order! Directed by Marcos Colon has outdone himself. This is seriously his best film to date.

Linda Scott avatar
Linda Scott

Well-acted by a great cast. Entertaining. Pulled me into story and interested until the end.

Keith P. avatar
Keith P.

I have watch every Documentary movie this last 35 years and I can assure you this one is the best I ever seen. That’s just perfect. Everything is perfect OST, Camera, script, acting, ideas ALL GOOD!

Brenda H. avatar
Brenda H.

Can't wait to see another one.

Jose Cole avatar
Jose Cole

This was ten times better than I thought it would be.

Sara avatar

The movie was great!

Phillip G. avatar
Phillip G.

Very interesting concept! This was a great movie!