The Loneliest Road in America
Highway 50 tells the story of America's Wild West. Many of America's classic western films were filmed along this road due to the region's wide open spaces and rugged elemental characteristics. Once dubbed "The Loneliest Road of America," meet the people who have found the comforts of home along Highway 50 and listen as the region's history comes to life.
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- Ch Rituals of the WorldAnthropologist Anne-Sylvie Malbrancke goes to meet Jenny, a young Peruvian who has crossed the whole country to ask the sacred lakes to heal her health problem. For more than 700 years, shamans have drawn their power to heal from the Huaringas, sacred lagoons located on the border of Peru and Ecuador.Rituals of the WorldWhen a person dies, or to celebrate a harvest or important visit, The Baining tribesmen go to make masks that represent the spirit of the forest which their ancestors have seen in caves in the jungle. A great fire is lit in the village. Dancers wearing the masks come and dance around the fire and jump on the embers to show they are more powerful than nature, stronger than the flames.