Wade Davis: The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
Anthropologist Wade Davis is one of the world's great story tellers, with personal adventures to match. An Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic, he specializes in hanging out with traditional peoples and exploring their religious practices.
He first came to public notice with his discovery of the reality of zombies in Haitian voodoo and the substance used to poison them chronicled in his 1985 book, The Serpent and the Rainbow. He is the author of 13 books, including One River and Shadows in the Sun, and has hosted, written, and starred in numerous television specials, including Earthguide, Light at the Edge of the World, Spirit of the Mask, and Forests Forever. This talk is based on the prestigious Massey Lectures that Davis gave in Canada in 2009.
Speakers: Wade Davis
Director: Chris Baldwin, Shoulder High Productions
Producer: Stewart Brand and The Long Now Foundation
Studio: Whole Earth Films
DVD FORMAT: NTSC, Widescreen
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Release date: January 13, 2010
Duration: 113 minutes