This movie guide is designed to work with the series Wildest Latin America, season 1 episode 3, titled Venezuela: The Wild Treasures of El Dorado.
Venezuela is famous for its “Lost Worlds” – foreboding mountains, huge swamps, and impenetrable jungles - all seemingly cut off in space and time. Yet each is linked, by the waters of a mighty river: The Orinoco, the rumored route to El Dorado – the legendary city of gold. Following the explorers’ journey up the Orinoco from mouth to source, we discover a delta haunted by pumas and festooned with Scarlet Ibis; a river that’s home to South America’s largest predator, the Orinoco Crocodile; Los Llanos – the swampy realm of the world’s largest rodent and its numerous predators; Mount Roraima – the spectacular flat-top mountain that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World and Pixar’s movie Up; and the tropical jungle home of hallucinating shamans and tarantula-hunters.
This series has episodes that are 53 minutes long. These questions are composed in order of viewing and spaced appropriately for students to have time to get answers down before the next question/statement comes up.