LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Peru - Polynesia - Himalayas - Arctic
In this series, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis celebrates the amazing diversity of the world's indigenous cultures and explores their astonishing array of spiritual, mythological and medical knowledge. Yet, he warns that they are under threat. Since the 1950's, half the 5,000 languages spoken by the world's indigenous peoples have not been taught to their children. Once a culture is gone, it will never return and its wisdom and secrets are lost forever. Here are the stories of four of these disappearing cultures.
Production Studio - Smithsonian Networks