Documentary: The Shaman's Apprentice

210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

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Description: The documentary "The Shaman's Apprentice," follows ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin to the Amazon rainforests, where he strives to learn and preserve the ancient knowledge of the healing powers of the area's plants. After the screening, University of Utah biologists Phyllis Coley and Tom Kursar will discuss "bioprospecting," how finding and commercializing useful organic compounds can help save the rainforests. Presented as this month's "Science Movie Night," by the Utah Film Center and the Natural History Museum of Utah.