"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 her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.
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.
New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
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