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VOICES THAT HEAL
February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday. Feb 28. 6:00 pm.
NELSON MANDELA AUDITORIUM (TBC)
VOICES THAT HEAL. Heather Greer and Delia Ackerman. 45min. Peru, 2011.
Spanish, Shipibo with English subtitles
Voices That Heal tells the story of Herlinda Augustin, a renowned Shipibo shaman, healer and medicine woman, and of her struggle to keep her traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. The Shipibo-Conibo people have lived in the Peruvian Amazon for over 4,000 years, passing on their knowledge of plants and sacred songs from one generation to the next. Voices That Heal tells the story of Herlinda Augustin, a renowned Shipibo shaman, healer and medicine woman, and of her struggle to keep her traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. The film offers an intimate look into the world of shamanism and asks the questions: What are people without their traditions? What are traditions without their people?
Sacbé. Mauricio Andrada. 30 min. México. 2017. *
Maya & Spanish with English subtitles
In the Maya communities of Quintana Roo, southern Yucatán peninsula, traditional healers are called X-men, the holders of knowledge. They and their families are usually together offering treatments without charge, the services not only are related to medical-herbal and physical treatment, but also spiritual in nature. As part of public policies many of these healers were re-located to urban “indigenous” centers as part of developmental policies in the 1990s. Unfortunately, after decades of mismanagement and corruption services ended. Clinica Maya follows a couple of these healers, Don Pedro and Doña Casilda in their return to the village from where they were taken. To reterritorialized means to start over, to find a place to be in the world as before. Now, a new clinic has been built on the directions of the maya, a community gets together with their healers to reconnect, what is needed now is to start the health gardens and the network of the human and no-human to bring well-being to the community.
Refreshments will be served.
*Introduced by filmmaker Mauricion Andrada