Event / Sherborne Literary Festival

Explorer-Humanitarians of the Amazon with John Hemming

25 Oct 2019 – 19:00 - 21:00

The three dashing Villas Boas brothers became Brazil’s most famous explorers, in tough and exciting expeditions. They used their fame, throughout the second half of the twentieth century, to champion a series of indigenous tribes (four of which they contacted for the first time); they transformed public attitudes to these splendid peoples; and achieved the first gigantic reserve to protect them and their Amazonian rivers and rain forests.

John Hemming knew the brothers well, and has himself undertaken many expeditions and visited and written about tribal peoples all over Brazil. Like the Villas Boas, he has cut into unexplored forests and been at first contact of four tribes.

£12.78 – £13.84

People of the Rainforest
The Villas Boas Brothers, Explorers and Humanitarians of the Amazon
Sherborne Literary Festival
The Merritt Centre
Sherborne Girls
Bradford Road