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Plant wars (Simple Production)

Economy / 3x52'' / 2004

By Basile Sallustio

 

 

PLANT WARS - series 1 to 3 - 3x52'

Since the beginning of time, human beings all over the world have made use of plants for healing purposes. These three documentaries tell the story of medicinal plants. 

Two-thirds of the Earth's population still rely on some form of traditional medicine. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, complex and subtle medical knowledge has survived to this day, handed down via comprehensive oral traditions.

Meanwhile, in the West, with the development of medicinal chemistry and universal access to health care during the first half of the 20th century, traditional healing practices and the use of medicinal plants gradually came to be seen as esoteric pastimes.

After a gap of almost a century, the West is rediscovering the benefits of plant medicine. As a result of the new recognition that medicine needs to centre around the person as a whole, we are taking another look at this traditional discipline. Plant medicine, which has continued to thrive unabated in the southern hemisphere, is now experiencing a revival in western countries.

A TREASURY OF PLANTS (1/3)

WHOSE PLANTS ARE THEY ANYWAY ? (2/3)

SHAMANS OF THE FUTURE (3/3)

 

Credits

 

Duration: 3x52'

Versions : French and English

Authors : Michèle Decoust, François Le Bayon and Basile Sallustio

Director : Basile Sallustio

Image : Olivier Pulinckx

Sound : Christophe Blitz et Ingrid Bourgeois

 

Production and Partners

 

Production : Simple Production, Lieurac Productions, Nanook, Tag/Traum Filmproduktion

Partners : RTBF, France 5, Planète, Radio Televisao Portuguesa, Telessonne, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Commission Européenne, Programme MEDIA, DGCI

 

Distribution

 

ARTE France Distribution

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