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Apaporis, secretos de la selva

Columbia – 2012

Films Retrospective

Screening:

  • Wednesday, September 14 - 3:00pm
    FUNGLODE, Santo Domingo
Apaporis, secretos de la selva documents a series of paradisaical and unknown landscapes on a trip through the Colombian Amazon, tracing the steps of ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes from Mitú to the Apaporis River while capturing indigenous knowledge and revealing ancient myths and secrets to bring back the dead. Apaporis showcases a unique experience in this unexplored corner of the Amazon and questions the disappearance of its ancestral languages and knowledge. The film includes experiences related by Shultes’s student Wade Davis, National Geographic explorer and author of the bestselling One River. Director: José Antonio Dorado Zúñiga Country: Columbia Year: 2012 Duration: 1 hour 14 mins Language: Spanish Subtitles: none José Antonio Dorado Zúñiga

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