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Docu-drama on amazon river at Nehru Science Centre

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2012 01:23 IST
Apurva Venkat

On Wednesday afternoon, 12-year-old Aagam Lodaria felt like he was flying over the Amazon jungle before plummeting into the mightiest river of the world as he watched the inaugural show ‘Amazon’, a docu-drama screened at Science Odyssey at the Nehru Science Centre, Worli.

“The dome theatre made me feel as though I was flying above the jungle and was a part of the tribes. I was amazed how nature is used in different ways to cure various diseases in that part of the world,” said, Lodaria, a Kandivali resident.

For decades, the Amazon has been an obsession for explorers, scientists and anthropologists. The film ‘Amazon’ is a staged journey of an Andean medicine man following the world’s biggest river, Amazon, to acquire herbal remedies prepared by the many tribes he encounters along his way.

“Science is not just about textbooks. Everything around us should be observed with a scientific mindset. Actual science is about understanding nature and that is what we are trying to show through this movie,” said Anil Manekar, director of the Centre.