Wade Davis (Colombia-Canada) is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, photographer, writer and National Geographic Society explorer in residence, who has dedicated his life to studying indigenous cultures, particularly in the Americas, with a particular interest in the traditional use of psychoactive plants by these cultures. He wrote the famous book One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest, a biographical work about the US academic Richard Evans Schultes who, from 1941, travelled the Amazonian rivers of Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela and particularly Colombia; he inspired two of his disciples -Davis himself and the late Tim Plowman- to travel the same paths thirty years later. Davis also plays a central role in the documentary The Path of the Anaconda (2019), a film which, following the footsteps of Schultes, shows the extraordinary natural and cultural landscape of Amazonia. He will discuss the process of writing his upcoming book Magdalena - River of Dreams. Xandra Uribe will also take part and he will talk to Camilo Jiménez Santofimio.
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Eva Valero and José Carlos Yrigoyen in conversation with Raúl Tola, followed by a conversation between Mario Vargas Llosa and Raúl Tola about Medio siglo con Borges