.Toronto, Oct 4 (Canadian-Media): Amazon Adventure recounts the true story of a naturalist and explorer Henry Bates’ 11 year journey, as a young man, through the biodiverse Amazon rainforest risking his life for science in the 1850’s.
The Amazon rainforest is reportedly the world’s largest tropical rainforest, well known for its biodiversity. It coves much of northwestern Brazil extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries and is crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful Amazon.
As in any great detective story, audiences experience, in IMAX®, the hardships and the dedication with which Bates unearths his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry by certain animals by which they adopt resemblance to others to deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.
IMAX is reportedly a 70 mm motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards developed in Canada in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw.
“The Giant Screen is the ideal format to take audiences to places that they might not normally go; and to see amazing creatures they might not normally see,” Executive Producer Jonathan Barker, CEO of SK Films was reported by the media. “From a humble background, with an unstoppable passion for science and life, Bates played guitar, had a pet monkey, relied on Amazonian natives to survive and learned many of their languages, and made crucial contributions to our understanding of the natural world. He should be more widely known and we’re thrilled to introduce his remarkable story to the public.”
Bates was responsible for his crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” of Natural Selection.
Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.
As in SK’s award winning Flight of the Butterflies, nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered.