"One man's tranformational journey to find the Amazon's strangest creature."13 March 2016Factual67 mins
'Learning to See' tells the story of my father, insect photographer Robert Oelman. Struggling with a mid-life crisis, Robert leaves his psychology career in the early 1990s to pursue a new path photographing rare and exotic insects. He moves from the United States to the country of Colombia. On his journeys through the rain forests of the Amazon Basin, we watch as he forms a special bond with his subjects. This connection enables him to make striking photographic images of new and undocumented species. After more than twenty years of traveling, searching and photographing, his quest culminates with a New York City gallery show where he finally shares his images with the general public.
After supervillain Shredder (Brian Tee) escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen "Sheamus" Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world.
Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them.
Have you watched Learning To See yet? What did you think about it?