The Shaman's Apprentice (2001)

Genres - Culture & Society, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Alternative Health, Environmental Science, Medicine, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |  
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Synopsis

Ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin is profiled as he works among the shamans of the Amazon to record their knowledge of the indigenous plant life and its medicinal uses. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.

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diabetes, Shamanism, botany, preservation, rainforest, search, tradition, Amazon, apprentice, cure, environmentalism, extinction, indigenous-peoples, legend [fable], native, natural-healing, plants [botany], scientist