Wade Davis’ “Light at the Edge of the World” is airing tonight on the History Channel (Canada). This four-part series is based on the book of the same name . The first episode is called “Peru: Sacred Geography”. Future episodes take place in Polynesia, the Himalayas, and the Arctic.
From the show’s website:
Humanity may be losing half of its intellectual, social and spiritual legacy in a single generation, as the world loses a reported one language about every two weeks. Light at the Edge of the World examines this distressing truth, tracking four indigenous cultures, each uniquely dedicated to the preservation of their customs in the face of modernization: Inuit, Nepali Buddhist, pan-Andean and Polynesian.
In Greater Vancouver, the show is on at 9p, Shaw Cable 44; it airs again tomorrow (check times). Subsequent episodes air each week for the next month.