If a picture of Amazonia is worth 1,000 words, then a two-and-a-half hour biographical adventure film about Amazonia is worth roughly 203 million words. Film is unique in that it combines the visual, the aural, and the narrative into a—if done well—compelling narrative. The Lost City of Z is, in fact, done well, and it tells the stories of Colonel Percy Fawcett, a British soldier and explorer, and his multiple adventures into Amazonia. Told from 1905 to 1925, The Lost City of Z chronicles Fawcett’s attempts to find an ancient, lost civilization deep in the Bolivian Amazon. Not only does the film delve into the dangers of the rainforest, but it examines Western beliefs of indigenous tribes of the Amazon.
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