The Portuguese filmmaker Silvino Santos (1886-1970) first came to Brazil when he was 13. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of the Amazon River, which had become a fantastic myth in his own mind. By filming in the Amazon in early 20th century, at the pinnacle of the rubber cycle, his documentaries not only served as a witness to the contradictions of the Amazonian economic development, but were also the forerunners of the Brazilian ethnographic documentary film-making. Throughout his 84 years of life, Santos made 9 feature films and 57 shorts in Brazil and Portugal, which chronicled the work of rubber tappers, fishermen and the everyday life of several indigenous populations.
S: JÚLIO RODRIGUES, AURÉLIO MICHILES | C: FELIPE DAVIÑA | E: ROBERTO MOREIRA | M: CAITO MARCONDES, TECO CARDOSO | P: ZITA CARVALHOSA, PATRICK LEBLANC | PC: CINEMATOGRÁFICA SUPERFILMES |
S: Script - A: Animation - C: Cinematographer - Ca: Camera - SM: Sound Mixer - S: Sound - E: Editing - M: Music - SE: Sound Editor - P: Producer - EP: Executive Producer - PC: Production Company