LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: HEART OF THE AMAZON
"LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD": HEART OF THE AMAZON (USA, 2009, 50 min.)
Join National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis as he ventures deep into the South American rainforest to encounter an ancient people who continue to live in close harmony with the natural world. Davis hopes to understand the unique worldview of these river people, to learn the secrets of their survival and to document an important event never before filmed, the Cassava bread ritual. To do so he must travel into the Amazon forest to meet the people of the River Pirá-paraná. There he encounters four closely related people living on the river, including the Barasana. But before he can witness this magnificent and ancient ritual, he must journey upstream and deep into the forest to visit and learn about the most sacred places in the river people’s universe. Hosted by Wade Davis. Courtesy National Geographic Channel.
Discussion with Dr. Wade Davis, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society, and Dr. Martin von Hildebrand follows screening.