A Gala Evening Presentation, presented by The Southwest Center and the Center for Latin American Studies
In the Americas with David Yetman, the new HDTV series by multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and director Dan Duncan and internationally renowned writer, host, and producer David Yetman, takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere. Each country contains landscapes, peoples, and history that have not received the attention they deserve on the world stage. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure.
Part 1 will be the segment "The Rainforest Nisei: Japanese Immigrants in the Amazon." In the early 1920s, a small group of Japanese peasants received a land grant deep in the vast forests of the Amazon. Today their descendants have become prosperous farmers, raising tropical crops and pepper, all the while protecting large tracts of primary tropical forest.
Part 2 will be the segment "Winter in the Caldera: January in the Yellowstone Hotspot." Yellowstone National Park is our first, and one of the most visited national parks. In winter, access is limited, and visitors and
wildlife are challenged by deep snow and fierce cold. The frozen landscape is utterly transformed from summertime, and its explosive potential is even more evident.