Often considered as the "beating heart of the Earth", the trees in the Amazon absorb water from the ground and pump out billion of tons of water vapor a day into vast "flying rivers", essential to the environmental balance.
But what if this natural phenomenon was to disappear? What would be the ecological consequences on our planet?
From the Amazon rainforest to some of the world’s top laboratories and research centers, and thanks to 3D animation sequences, this scientific investigation deciphers the mechanisms of this extraordinary phenomenon.
A race against time to discover the Amazon rainforest from a climate perspective, questioning our planet’s biological equilibrium and human responsibility
Direction: Pascal Cuissot
Production: ZED and Grifa Filmes (Brazil) for ARTE France & NHK
Available versions: French, English