52 Weeks| 27mins
Director: Mauricio Salcedo | Producer: Tropenbos International Colombia & Humboldt Institute
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Colombia
â€œ52 Weeksâ€ shows the evident seasonal changes that the Amazon River suffers in its passage through the Colombian territory. The phenomenon, known as â€œflooding pulseâ€, shows how the levels of the water present variations of almost 12 meters between the high waters and the low waters seasons. The documentary shows how people of the region cope with this phenomenon developing forest management strategies in the floodplains and the river channels such as innovative fishing and food cultivation practices. The documentary counted on the participation of the local communities, which filmed the changes in the water level for a whole year in order to show the flooding pulse of the Amazon River to the world and the vulnerability of this region to climate change.