In the context of the lecture series ‘Plant-People Relationships’, art cinema Movie W screens the movie ‘El abrazo de la serpiente’ (English subs).
The movie is set in the Amazon, and is based on the travel diaries of the German ethnographer Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872-1924) and the American botanist Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001). Guided by an Amazonian shaman, they are looking for a rare and sacred plant. Free entrance with your WUR-card.
About lecture series Plant-People Relationships
Humankind is seriously jeopardizing the natural world. This increasingly affects every way in which we relate to nature, as biological and cultural diversity are linked and interdependent. So what else is being lost alongside biodiversity? Ethnobotany, which studies the relationships between plants and people, sheds light on these matters by bringing together natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. And what can ethnobotany teach us about biocultural diversity conservation?