In chaotic Caracas, Armando (50) is looking for young men at bus stops and offers them money to accompany him home. One day Armando takes home eighteen-year-old Elder, leader of a small band of thugs. From this meeting a relationship will be born that will change their lives forever.
The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.