Glenn H. Shepard

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Gender MALE
Occupation Ethnobotanist, Medical anthropologist, Film maker
Location Belém do Pará, Brazil
Introduction I am an ethnobotanist, medical anthropologist and film maker now working at the Goeldi Museum in Brazil. I have written on topics ranging from shamanism to human ecology to indigenous modernity. I have made several films including the Emmy-Award-winning “Spirits of the Rainforest," and more recently "Zapatista Chronicle." I am currently working on a book entitled "Sorcery and the Senses."
Interests acoustic music, capoeira, poetry
Favorite Movies Inland Empire, The Saragosssa Manuscript, FItzcarraldo, High Fidelity
Favorite Music Martin Hayes, Old School Freight Train, Nicolas Krassik, Mulatu Astatke
Favorite Books Infinite Jest, Ubik, The Ice Shirt