last peyote guardians

Posters Huicholes 2015 c 3 premios ENGLISH KATIRA WE


The Last Peyote Guardians


Director: Hernan Vilchez


128 minutes


Country: Argentina, Mexico


Year : 2014




Festivals: Real de Catorce, Mexico

FINCA – Audience Award, SIGNIS Best Documentary, Jury Special Mention, Argentina

Red Nation Film Festival – Best Documentary 2014, Beverly Hills, USA

Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico


About: The urgent story of the Huicholes (or Wixarika): one of the last pre-Hispanic alive cultures in Latin America. Their struggle against the Mexican government and multinational mining corporations to preserve Wirikuta, their most sacred territory and home of the famous peyote cactus. The mining activities of the Canadian companies that got the concessions in 2010 to prospect this protected area, rich in silver, gold and other minerals, are seen by the Wixarika and their supporters as a great menace for the delicate biodiversity of this unique ecosystem, listed by the UNESCO as World Cultural and Natural Heritage. An unequal and controversial fight from today that triggers the global debate between ancient cultural values, the exploitation of nature and the inevitable development of the peoples.







website: http://huicholesfilm.com/en/




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