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The sacred science / Three Seed Documentary Films ; produced by Nicholas Polizzi and Dan Bailey ; directed by Nicholas Polizzi.

Polizzi, Nick (Added Author). Bailey, Dan. (Added Author). Three Seed Productions. (Added Author). Paititi Institute. (Added Author). Video Project. (Added Author). Tunng (Musical group) (Added Author).
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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD 610.98 SAC (Text) 33187003551153 Dvd Non-fiction Checked out 07/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 728028206159
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widesceen.
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : Video Project, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Disc label indicates fullscreen; container indicates widesceen.
Special features: discussion guide; interview with Jacques Mabit; foray into the jungle with a Chazuta medicine woman; behind the scenes clip showing how the film was made; overview of the permaculture techniques being implemented to reinvigorate decimated regions of the rainforest.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editors, Nick Polizzi ... [et al.] ; cameras, Dan Bailey ... [et al.] ; music by Tunng ; art direction, Michelle Zulauf.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Filmed at Paititi Institute.
Summary, etc.:
This documentary captures a glimpse into the ancient healing practices of the Amazon rainforest's medicine men, or shamans, whose knowledge of indigenous plants and rituals is threatened by deforestation, modernization and ecotourism. It follows eight people from the developed world with a variety of common and serious ailments who embark on a one-month healing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. Working with a handful of shamans experienced in the harvesting and preparation of traditional plant medicines, as well as ritual exercises, these men and women seek to overcome Parkinson's disease, cancer, alcoholism, diabetes and depression. Ultimately, five of the patients return with measurable improvements, exceeding the expectations of many.--Website.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD-R, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In English and Spanish with English subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Awards Note:
Official Selection: Mill Valley Film Festival, 2011; Starz Denver Film Festival, 2011; Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, 2012.
Subject: Indians of South America > Medicine > Amazon River Region.
Indians of South America > Ethnobotany > Amazon River Region.
Traditional medicine > Amazon River Region.
Shamans > Amazon River Region.
Healers > Amazon River Region.
Medicinal plants > Amazon River Region.
Herbs > Therapeutic use > Amazon River Region.
Rain forest ecology > Amazon River Region.
Deforestation > Amazon River Region.
Genre: Documentary films.
Science films.
Nonfiction films.
DVD-Video discs.

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