Light At The Edge Of The World
Amid Fierce debate over globalization, environmental protection and endangered species, have we overlooked our most imperiled resource...human cultures?
In this series, host and renowned anthropologist Wade Davis celebrates the amazing diversity of the world's indigenous cultures and explores their astonishing array of spiritual, mythological and medical knowledge. Yet, he warns that they are under threat. Since the 1950s, half the 5,000 languages spoken by the world's indigenous peoples have not been taught to their children. Once a culture is gone, it will never return and its wisdom and secrets are lost forever. Within a single generation, we may loose half of society's intellectual, social and spiritual legacy.