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The Shaman's Apprentice

The Shaman

Region: West
Location: the Amazon


Deep in the rainforests of Suriname, Dr. Mark Plotkin is racing against time. Fabulously effective medicines could be found in the Amazon's plants, but the forest is disappearing. Even worse, the tribal shamans - encyclopedias of rainforest botany - are the Amazon's most endangered species. This documentary is the story of a quest to preserve this treasure house of life and culture.

Winner of fifteen major awards. 54 minutes, available on DVD or VHS from Miranda Productions, Inc. of Telluride, Colorado:

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