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Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians (Huicholes: Los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote)

Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians (Huicholes: Los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote)

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DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | HD-4K | 125 min | SPANISH | SUB: ENG - RUS - FRA - GER - ITA - POR - CZE |  
Available: Worldwide

Director and Producer: 
Hernán Vilchez

Producer: 
Paola Stefani

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Synopsis

Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians is a story about the Wixarika People, one of the last living Pre-Hispanic cultures in Latin America, and their struggle with the Mexican government and transnational mining companies to preserve Wirikuta, their most sacred territory and the land where the peyote grows, the traditional medicine that keeps the knowledge of this iconic culture of Mexico alive.

We enter the Wixárika world accompanying the Ramírez family, a traditional clan of the Sierra Madre, as they perform the ancient pilgrimage to Wirikuta, a ceremony held every year to honor their spiritual tradition. But this time something is different. The “Heart of the World”, where everything is sacred, is in serious danger.

Awards

2014

2° FINCA (Environmental International Film Festival) – Buenos Aires, Argentina

– Audience Award

– SIGNIS Award for Best Documentary

– Official Jury Special Mention

11° Red Nation Film Festival (Beverly Hills, USA) – Best Feature Documentary 2014

2015

2° Sayulita Festival (Nayarit, México) – Best Documentary 2014

2º International Movie Awards (Jakarta, Indonesia) – Gold Prize for America Documentary

4ª FICIP (Pozos, Mexico) – Best Documentary

32ª Bogota Film Festival (Colombia) – Best Environmental Documentary

Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2015 (USA) – Platinum Award

12° Festival of Film and Human Rights of Barcelona (Spain) – Survival International Award for Best Film on Indigenous Issues

2016

Impact DOCS Awards (La Jolla, USA) – Award of Excellence