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Inside the Amazon

  • Abbotshill Winebar & Deli 20 Saint Mary's Road London, England, W5 5ES United Kingdom (map)

This will be an enlightening & truly fascinating evening. Anthropologist & documentary film maker Dr. Howard Reid talks us through his two years living in the Brazilian Amazon, the people, his studies & the politics.

“This is of course a pretty radical departure from the ‘official’ versions of national history but is unquestionably true. We should remember that a little over 500 years ago the WHOLE of the Americas –North, Central and South – were in indigenous hands"

Howard is an anthropologist and award-winning Documentary film maker. He lived with nomadic forest people in the Brazilian Amazon from 1974-76 and on completing his PhD in 1979 he joined BBC Bristol as a researcher for an anthropological film series. He received EMMY honors for his work on the BBC/PBS TV Series The Story of English and a Golden Gate Award for his film about the Tuareg of the Sahara. In all he has made more than 30 documentary films and written 6 best-selling non-fiction books. He is currently Chair of the RAI Film Committee.