Huichol shamans have been singing to help bring their people back into balance since the beginning of time.
Now their singing is being heard outside the traditional Huichol homelands. What relevance do these songs have for those of us who live in the so-called ‘modern world?’
From the beginning of time, the Huichol people have preserved something that we as a civilization lost, for life and the earth are sacred
What have we forgotten that they can help us remember?
Particularly sensitive to the effect of accelerated industrialization, drug traffic, and the financial crisis, the traditional culture of the Wixaritari (Huichols) is endangered. This documentary seeks to raise awareness of the value and contribution of a traditional country based on balance between humankind and nature.
This film revolves around the figure of Don José Sandoval, a shaman or mara´akame of San Andrés Cohamiata (Tateikie) in the La Laguna province, Jalisco, and is a collection of documentary records of the rituals, places, and customs that are most meaningful to this community.