The Resource The sacred science, Three Seed Documentary Films ; produced by Nicholas Polizzi and Dan Bailey ; directed by Nicholas Polizzi, (videorecording)

The sacred science, Three Seed Documentary Films ; produced by Nicholas Polizzi and Dan Bailey ; directed by Nicholas Polizzi, (videorecording)

Label
The sacred science
Title
The sacred science
Statement of responsibility
Three Seed Documentary Films ; produced by Nicholas Polizzi and Dan Bailey ; directed by Nicholas Polizzi
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Official Selection: Mill Valley Film Festival, 2011; Starz Denver Film Festival, 2011; Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, 2012
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Nick Polizzi ... [et al.] ; cameras, Dan Bailey ... [et al.] ; music by Tunng ; art direction, Michelle Zulauf
Date time place
Filmed at Paititi Institute
Dewey number
610.98
Intended audience
E
Language note
  • In English and Spanish with English subtitles;
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Polizzi, Nick
  • Bailey, Dan
  • Three Seed Productions
  • Paititi Institute
  • Video Project
  • Tunng (Musical group)
Runtime
77
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Traditional medicine
  • Shamans
  • Healers
  • Medicinal plants
  • Herbs
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Deforestation
  • Documentary films
  • Science films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The sacred science, Three Seed Documentary Films ; produced by Nicholas Polizzi and Dan Bailey ; directed by Nicholas Polizzi, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
728028206159
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2118
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00113812
  • 726389
System details
DVD-R, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The sacred science, Three Seed Documentary Films ; produced by Nicholas Polizzi and Dan Bailey ; directed by Nicholas Polizzi, (videorecording)
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
728028206159
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2118
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00113812
  • 726389
System details
DVD-R, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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