Perpera Suruí

Perpera Suruí is a former shaman of the Paiter Suruí people, based in the village of Lapetanha, Amazonia, Brazil. First contact was made with the Paiter Suruí on 7 September 1969 with the construction of the Trans-Amazonian Highway. Perpera stopped practising his shamism after the community was evangelised in the 1970s. Ex-Shaman, a documentary that follows a short period in Perpera’s life, was released in 2018.