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The Shaman's Apprentice (2001)

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Could there be medicine for health problems with no cure in Western medicine like diabetes and HIV found in unknown plants of the rainforest? After dropping out of college, Mark J. Plotkin was working at Harvard and decided to take a class in ethnobotany taught by Dr. Richard Evans Schultes, a leading expert in the people and plants of the Amazon.

Dr. Plotkin first traveled to the Amazon in 1977, seeking a cure for diabetes. There he found extraordinary biological riches and a mysterious world of shape-shifting shamans who healed with sophisticated plant medicines. Dr. Poltkin was to learn that these indigenous people have an astonishing ability to manage their fragile rainforest environment – but they are disappearing faster than the forests themselves. Could he save their world from extinction?

Beautifully filmed in the rainforests of Suriname, The Shaman’s Apprentice is a luminous and powerful story of one man’s quest to preserve both the rainforest and the ancient wisdom of our species.

Susan Sarandon, Dr. Mark J. Plotkin
Miranda Smith

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JeanARhea, posted on January 2, 2014

Excellent movie, wake-up call. May these shamans continue to live and find ways to educate while trying to survive & thrive.

jpeterson8215, posted on December 31, 2013

May these ancient healing traditions continue to flourish throughout the modern world and carry us into a bright future . . .

esaulenkoe, posted on December 28, 2013

very good movie, Shamanism and the Amazon rainforest

turiususa, posted on November 15, 2013

I once had a Dream it was a interesting and educational dream. I felt upon walking that I had discovered something incredible... But a few minutes later the dream was out of my conscious mind and gone forever... This show reminds me of such dreams that are fleeting away with time... How I wish I knew a way to stop time, if only to live the dream over enough times to remember it... The lands and people we mow over int eh name of progress will never be remembered in time, it's so nice to see someone who has enough passion to spread that fact with others... The shaman program is a great idea and I pray it will spread to all peoples knowledge is a shame to loose wisdom is a crime to loose... Loved the show... Look forward to seeing how the program is going...

amigos22000, posted on August 13, 2013

My dear friend, this is an exceptionnaly fantastic work of art in medecine and
he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication to the health of humanity as
a whole.May he live a long and happy life,I will think of him in my prayers.Ronald Laflamme 6 Stars for him

jps_exclusive, posted on July 15, 2013

Such a great insight into the Rain Forrest and the people who live there. My mind is Blown, So happy to be raw vegan and finding out all these more complex super foods and Plants!! THANKYOU ~Peace and Love~

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