From PASTO, COLOMBIA-Via: L. A. CA; CALI, COLOMBIA+ORLANDO, FLThe ONLY Tony Kiss Castillo on FaceBook!----------------------------There is absolutely NO WAY ANY of this enchanting Documentary can be explained! It is absolutely INDISPENSIBLE that You EXPERIENCE it Directly! And...I might add...that despite having lived a TOTAL of 33 of my 73 Years in Colombia, many of the intriguing, unique and breathtakingly stunning locations that are shared on screen were either a complete revelation upon my first viewing....or, at the very least, I was only minimally aware of their existence!This labor-of-love Documentary was something that has been yearning... Literally crying out to be brought into existence to highlight the exquisite and unparalleled beauty that is to be found in dozens of different corners of this awesome Tropical Andean country! As an avid consumer of the Documentary genre, I can asure you that COLOMBIA: Magia Salvaje (Wild Magic) is, without a doubt, one of the most enthralling, one of the most spell-binding Documentaries I have EVER seen in my entire life! Dare to gaze into the woundorous soul of a COLOMBIA you never dared imagine, much less witnessed so intensely up close and personal!.... It may just be the spark that will kindle a love affair that will last a lifetime!ENJOY! / DISFRUTELA! 9********* STARS.
"Colombia Magia Salvaje" is a change of direction in film production from Colombia, movies usually are stories about prostitutes and drug dealers, this film shows the real magic, the soul, the true wealth of Colombia. The script, photography, the amazing soundtrack based on Colombian artists and cultures, production itself, shows like never before, even for a huge amount of people who actually are from Colombia. You can discover stunning landscapes and beautiful creatures and their actual importance not only for Colombia but for the whole world.Film invites every human being to know and explore Colombia in an incredible way, and sends an important message to the world.
I am Colombian and I think it was time for us to bring something different about our country other than drugs, prostitutes and murders.This is the best way for us to make everybody know the real Colombia and make people from all over the world wanting to come and visit. There are tons of places just like the one showed in this documentary (they did not show everything). There are impressive scenes like a butterfly being born or a fight between two birds, but I think they should have been more specific about the different places shown. Only some of them are really placed on a map where you can find them, other have to be imagined because they don't tell the specific location, same thing happens with animals, many of them are not named. Also, I didn't like the fact that while they are showing incredible scenes from nature the start talking about the bad things humans do to our country, I think this is necessary but could have gone at the end of the documentary, like something we need everybody to remember after watching it. And last but not least, the voice of the narrator, tries to be mysterious and doesn't focus on big script mistakes that don't let you enjoy enough the really beautiful things you are watching on the screen.
This documentary is a real eye-opener for anyone who doesn't know much about Colombia. It covers natural attractions, fauna and flora, historic attractions, as well as the modern problems Colombia faces.The production values are outstanding and at the level of a top quality BBC documentary, with stunning landscape scenes, crisp close-up action shots of animals, and pleasant progressions between segments.It reveals many surprising aspects of Colombia that a typical outsider would not know, such as the breathtaking landscapes, amazing diversity of wildlife, and spectacular natural attractions from glaciers to unique cloud forests to rich rain forests.The balance of topics is spot on given the time available, and I think it is appropriate that the documentary does not shy away from briefly highlighting environmental problems - clearly with a message targeted at Colombians themselves.Reading between the lines, the documentary also entices international viewers to consider visiting Colombia, which it certainly did for me. However, given that intent, I wish some of the amazing places were called out a bit more obviously as to where they are located, but I get the feeling Colombia's tourism potential is largely untapped.I watched this with English sub-titles, not knowing Spanish. The narrator's voice is excellent and a pleasure to listen to and his pronounciation so clear that you often inadvertently pick up Spanish words that sound similar to their English equivalent as you read the (well written) sub-titles.All up, a great watch even if you don't know Spanish and I'm kind of glad it's not dubbed.