Documentary Viewing: Life on the Napo River
Join us for this special documentary screening and travelogue with Lynn Levin.
Life on the Napo River: A Glimpse of the Ecuadoran Amazon, Its People, and Their Traditions. A video by Lynn Levin.
Sunday, January 7 at 1 pm in the Friends Learning Lab
The video documentary Life on the Napo River: A Glimpse of the Ecuadoran Amazon, Its People, and Their Traditions presents footage of the rushing Napo River and spellbinding accounts by members of two indigenous tribes, who recount key moments of cultural transition and narratives of traditional life. The Napo River is a tributary of the Amazon, and the video includes images of the dense rainforest, monkeys, birds, bats, piranha, other wildlife. Also pictured are scenes from a traditional community and a river port town, places which capture the intermingling of the old and new. Filmed in 2017, the documentary includes details about headshrinking, plus stories of missionaries and shamans. This 35-minute video documentary is written, narrated, filmed, produced, and directed by Drexel adjunct associate professor of English Lynn Levin.
Praise for Life on the Napo River:
“A very thought-provoking piece and well executed”
Ira M. Taffer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences
“Lynn Levin takes us on an enjoyable and informative journey.”
Upper Southampton Township