Project Description

Iquitos, Portrait of a Jungle City, Channel 4

Iquitos was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe through the rubber trade, though at great human cost. Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – among many curiosities, children are called anything from Lady Diana to Hitler, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine man, Don Emilio, sees all.