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The largest river on Earth is actually in the sky - Iseult Gillespie


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The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon, exists between two rivers — but not in the way you might think. At ground level, the Amazon River and its tributaries weave their path. But above the canopy, bigger waterways are on the move. These flying rivers are almost invisible, but are essential to life on Earth. Iseult Gillespie explores how this crucial system keeps the rainforest alive.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Otter Studios
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Animator Rishav Mohanty, Upamanyu Bhattacharyya
  • Music Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace
  • Expert Consultant Shapiom Noningo, Roberto Espinoza, Ricardo Pérez Bailón, Carlos Nobre

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