STK-ID 3395

Several CSs from different angles of shaman wearing red feathered armband inside hut, dancing and singing under influence of hallucinogenic drug. ZOOM IN to CS of woman with child in hammock, looking at shaman dancing. CS of shaman snorting powdered drug (called epena and made from bark of several related trees mixed with aromatic leaves). CS of Indigenous woman inside hut with two children, using machete to scrape ground, PAN to CS of drugged shaman dancing, CU of shaman's penis held straight by string tied around waist. Several MCSs and CSs of children sitting in group in front of hut.


Excerpt from
The Biosphere
Amazon River region
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio