HUICHOLES: THE LAST PEYOTE GUARDIANS
(Argentina-Mexico, 2014, 110 min.)
U.S. premiere at Rice Cinema!
Wednesday November 5th 7pm
The event is co-sponsored by Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Rice Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, RIce Left,Rice Anthropology Department The Américas Research Center, and T.E.J.A.S. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service).
Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians is a story about the Wixárika People, one of the last living Pre- Hispanic cultures in Latin America, and their struggle to preserve Wirikuta, their most sacred territory and the land where the peyote grows, the traditional medicine that keeps alive the knowledge of this iconic people of Mexico.
The documentary speaks about an uneven and controversial fight, which stimulates the complex global debate between ancestral cultural values, the exploitation of nature and the inevitable development of the peoples.
At the event, Director Hernán Vilchez, and the two traditional village shamans (main protagonists of the film) will be in person for a Q/A moderated by Dr Paul Liffman from El Colegio de Michoacán.
FREE ADMISSION AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Donations Welcome – CDs and DVDs for sale at the event.
Rice Cinema is located in the Rice Media Center which is across the street from the Rice Police and next to the baseball stadium. Entrance #8, University and Stockton Dr.