The Emerald Forest

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All About “The Emerald Forest” movie

“The Emerald Forest” is a movie produced by John Boorman in 1985 and based on a true story in the Brazilian Rainforest. The film is a about Tommy, a young boy, quickly and silently taken away by a tribe in the Amazon called, The Invisible People. His dad then, spends 10 years searching for him and eventually succeeds after running into a war party with another tribe called, The Fierce People -enemies of the invisible people- who pursue him. They finally meet by chance, but the boy refuses to go back to his original family and civilization and explains that he belongs to the forest now. The father couldn't understand the choice made by Tommy and asks the chief of the tribe to order the boy to
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And at a certain point, he had to go through specific rite of passage so he can become a man. The point being that, if he manages to survive an ordeal – which is letting kind of insects (aunts) bites him without fighting it all night long and dipping him in the water for renewal (like baptism) –, he will then become a true man, ready to take on the real world. After that, he was sent to hunt for the special stones and it is in this quest that Tomme and his real father, Bill, crossed path again. Tomme found him wounded and brought him back to the tribe. He asked the chief of the tribe to help healing Bill. And that's another power that only the chief can use it. He is able to suck any disease out of someone and blend with a spirit useful to have a powerful protection in advance. Bill go better and had also the chance to attend Tomme's wedding ceremony. Actually, when one of the invisible tribe would like to get married, he has to give some sacred rocks to his father in law and is supposed to knock out his future wife in front of the villagers, then carry her off into the forest and celebrate the ceremony. Compared to traditions of the wedding night, the funeral ceremonies are totally different. When one of them dies, they used to burn the body and mix the ashes and blood together and drink it one by one. Why? Because the think, by drinking the mixing, they will keep the soul of the dead inside them and never forget it. I


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