Claude Lévi-Strauss: Return to the Amazon (2009)

Return to the AmazonClaude Lévi-Strauss: Return to the Amazon
Claude Lévi-Strauss: Auprès de l’Amazonie

Marcelo Fortaleza Flores (Marcelo Fiorini).
In French (2009).In English (2011, with subtitles in French)

Return to the Amazon in the footsteps of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Sixty years after the renowned French anthropologist conducted his famous fieldwork among the Nambikwara, we return to find his memory alive and well among the tribesmen. Lévi-Strauss’ experiences in the Amazon forever altered his understanding of society. He describes this life-changing journey in his seminal work, Tristes Tropiques. Blending exquisite prose, philosophical meditation and anthropological analysis, the book catapulted him into one of France’s best-known intellectuals. This compelling documentary travels deep into the Amazon to uncover the roots of Lévi-Strauss’ groundbreaking theories and reexamine our own beliefs about the fundamental organization of our society.

  • Producer: Senaya Films
  • Length: 01:11:00

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