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SECRET OF THE RAINFOREST, THE

What to know: Endearingly well crafted with a handmade quality to it.
SECRET OF THE RAINFOREST, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 2-18
16 minutes
VIDEO
CLAUS JOHNSEN
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The Secret of the Rainforest is an animated short film about an old man who keeps the location of his water a secret from two children. The two children scheme on how to find out where he gets it and work with other animals of the rain forest to do so. It explores the myth of how the Amazon River came to be. The dialogue is in Danish, with English sub-titles and the film was made together with kids from the Kukama tribe in Santo Tomas in Peru.

I really like the look of this short. It has a sort of endearingly well-crafted, handmade quality to it. The fable really fits well into the format of a short film. I like that it is self-contained and the story itself is very otherworldly and fantastical. I really like the final shot of the river forming an image shaped like a tree. The tree plays a large role in the story and the tree itself is quite majestic. The music grounds you in the world and creates an almost ethereal feeling. The whole look of this short is really it's biggest asset. My favorite part is the closing moments when the river flows and the life around the chopped tree begin to flourish.

The message of this film is "do not withhold that which could assist the lives of others from the people around you."

I give The Secret of the Rainforest 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 2 to 18, plus adults. It's a legend that I think will captivate all audiences. Reviewed by Benjamin P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

The Secret of the Rainforest is an animated short film about an old man who keeps the location of his water a secret from two children. The two children scheme on how to find out where he gets it and work with other animals of the rain forest to do so. It explores the myth of how the Amazon River came to be. The dialogue is in Danish, with English sub-titles and the film was made together with kids from the Kukama tribe in Santo Tomas in Peru.

I really like the look of this short. It has a sort of endearingly well-crafted, handmade quality to it. The fable really fits well into the format of a short film. I like that it is self-contained and the story itself is very otherworldly and fantastical. I really like the final shot of the river forming an image shaped like a tree. The tree plays a large role in the story and the tree itself is quite majestic. The music grounds you in the world and creates an almost ethereal feeling. The whole look of this short is really it's biggest asset. My favorite part is the closing moments when the river flows and the life around the chopped tree begin to flourish.

The message of this film is "do not withhold that which could assist the lives of others from the people around you."

I give The Secret of the Rainforest 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 2 to 18, plus adults. It's a legend that I think will captivate all audiences. Reviewed by Benjamin P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

The story is based on an old myth telling the story about the birth of the worlds largest river - the Amazon river. This movie is made together with kids from the Kukama tribe in Santo Tomas in Peru.
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