Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians nominated Best Documentary Red National Film Festival
The story of the Huichol people’s struggle to save their most sacred land
from transnational mining companies
Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
at Spirit House Center for Attitudinal Healing
$15 to $20
(sliding scale, no one turned away)
Meet the director and one of the spiritual leaders featured in the film!
They are traveling with this film to over 20 cities in North America
and will join us at the Fort Bragg/Mendocino showing.
This film won Best Documentary at the Red Nation Film Festival,
the premiere festival representing work by and about indigenous peoples.
For more information about the film visit:
USA & Canada Film Tour 2014
FILM CHRONICLES THE MOVEMENT TO SAVE A SACRED LAND AND A VISIONARY CULTURE Oct. 6, 2014 –– The film Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians will be on a North American tour with 30+ screenings in more than 20 cities in the United States and Canada, with the U.S. premiere at Rice University Theater in Houston, Texas, and the Canadian premiere hosted by Cinema Politica in Montreal, Quebec. The documentary presents the emblematic case of the defense of Wirikuta, sacred territory to the…
Nov 4, 2014 –– The film Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians has been nominated for Best Documentary Film by the Red Nation Film Festival, the premier showcase for Native American and Indigenous film in the United States. The film ranks among some tough competition, going head to head with producer Johnny Depp in LaDonna Harris: Indian 101. “This film is a very important film because it not only involves all the issues that we face (as Indigenous People) but the bigger picture…
Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians Free Press Houston The Wixaritari (Huicholes), are a pre-colonial culture whose territory spans 140,000 hecters (approximately 540 square miles) between the Sierra Madre Occidental and Zacatecas mountain ranges. They Huicholes survived European disease, Spanish Conquest and Mexican societal encroachments, but now they face their biggest threat yet. Canadian mining company First Majestic Silver purchased underground mineral rights in 2009 giving them access to the Huicholes most sacred site at Real de Catorce in the state of San…