If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? Well-intentioned volunteers are building schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture’s canon of knowledge with our own? Does life really get better for its people? Wade Davis participates in taking a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.