Sat 3 Aug 2013
- 7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
- Lecture Theatre
- Booking required - Tickets available online at http://www.rbgeshop.org.uk/or from The John Hope Gateway Building
Apaporis, Secrets of the Forest, is a travelogue through landscapes of paradise in an Amazon jungle unknown to the vast majority of Colombians. Following in the footsteps of ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes, the documentary traces the journey from Mitu to Apaporis documenting indigenous knowledge and revealing ancient myths and secrets. The film pays homage to the botanical knowledge of indigenous peoples and highlights the conflicts that are threatening their unique culture and language that are in danger of disappearing forever.
The film was inspired by the book “One River” written by Wade Davis, a student of Schultes.
The most seen documentary in Colombia.