To celebrate Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday, a series of seven short documentaries chronicle the incredible life of the renowned German natural scientist. Throughout, viewers are treated to fascinating insights into his pioneering expeditions and discoveries.
The third instalment whisks us away to the remote Amazon forest, where we’re introduced to the Achuar people; a community living in relative isolation with an entirely unique way of life. Witnessing their ancient rituals and traditions provides a powerful testament to Humboldt’s fascination with indigenous societies and their invaluable contributions to human knowledge. Don’t miss this captivating insight into one of the most extraordinary minds in scientific history.