FOTOWEEKDC: OPENING NIGHT!

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FOTOWEEKDC UNCONQUERED


“THE UNCONQUERED” TRAILER
Please join WFI as we celebrate OPENING NIGHT of FOTOWEEKDC!

On Saturday November 5, we will highlight the work of National Geographic contributor SCOTT WALLACE: his photos, his video, and his new book THE UNCONQUERED!

ABOUT THE BOOK
The Unconquered tells the extraordinary tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet’s last uncontacted indigenous tribes. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, the author follows a 34-man team into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with the mysterious flecheiros – or “People of the Arrow” – a seldom-glimpsed tribe of deft archers known to defend their lands with showers of deadly arrows before melting back into the forest shadows.

On assignment for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, author Scott Wallace joins the brooding and charismatic explorer Sydney Possuelo on a quixotic mission: penetrate the jungle redoubts of the Arrow People, gather crucial information about them, and return to civilization without contacting the tribe. As head of Brazil’s Department of Isolated Indians, Possuelo seeks to protect the Arrow People and their rainforest homeland from the ravages of the advancing frontier. But the information he needs to safeguard them can only be gleaned by entering a world of darkness and danger beneath the forest canopy, to seek out the untamed tribesmen while at the same time trying to avoid them.

Sebastian Junger, author of War and The Perfect Storm, called it “A riveting and brilliant book blessed with the pacing of a novel but carrying the great weight of world events. This is journalism at its very very best. ”

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5
L2 LOUNGE
L2 LOUNGE
3315 Cady’s Alley NW, WDC
Tel (202) 965-2001
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SCOTT WALLACE


ABOUT SCOTT WALLACE
Scott Wallace is a writer, photographer, and broadcast journalist whose career covering national and international affairs spans the past three decades. He gained an early reputation for gutsy reporting from the battlefronts and barricades of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Panama in the 1980s, where he filed for CBS News Radio and a succession of print outlets that included the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsweek, the Independent of London, and Manchester/London Guardian.

Scott’s assignments have taken him from Afghanistan’s windswept Wakhan Corridor to the Alaskan Arctic, from the clandestine arms bazaars of the former Soviet Union to midnight raids on suspected fedayeen hideouts in the slums of Baghdad. He has authored two cover stories for National Geographic about the Amazon, and his writings about war, revolution, international organized crime, and vanishing cultures have appeared in Harper’s, Grand Street, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, the Village Voice, and Sports Afield, among many others.

His photography has been featured in Smithsonian, Outside, Details, Interview, Sports Afield, the New York Times, and Newsweek, and his television producing credits include CBS, CNN, Fox News, and National Geographic Channel.