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)

Keith Perez avatar
Keith Perez

It is not an "entertaining" movie. It is a creation of a Masterpiece.

Anthony G. avatar
Anthony G.

Loved this movie! Such a great movie with a surprise ending. I cried during the action film which was surprising.

Jacob Bates avatar
Jacob Bates

I think it was pretty original and polished with regards to the writing and I really enjoyed it! Spectacular! It was a good movie.

Craig Ray avatar
Craig Ray

I couldn't see anything else until it was over, it was that kind of a movie. Great job to the actors & to the one who wrote that script!

Ralph avatar

I really enjoyed the movie, it was just being what I expected.

Thomas Mitchell avatar
Thomas Mitchell

It’s really been a long time since iv seen a movie this damn good.

Barbara H. avatar
Barbara H.

Director Marcos Colon, directed this movie so BRILLIANTLY, that there are NO flaws.

Sharon B. avatar
Sharon B.

One of the best movies ever with a great mind blowing plot behind it!