Kabopro Films, TYY Meksiko-hanke, Kinokopla and Maan Voima Collective kindly invite you to the screening of the documentary “Huicholes: The last Peyote guardians” in Turku.
The documentary will be presented by the film director Hernán Vilchez and two representatives of the Wixarika people: shamans Don José Ramirez ‘Uxamuire’ and his son Enrique Ramirez ‘Haikuka’.
Experience a shamanic blessing and learn about the Huichol people’s harrowing battle to protect their sacred territory, Wirikuta, against the destruction of the ecosystem.
Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians is a story about the Wixarika People and their struggle to preserve Wirikuta, their most sacred territory and land where the peyote grows, the traditional medicine that keeps the knowledge of this iconic culture of Mexico alive.
In 2010 the Mexican government granted concessions to several Canadian mining companies to explore and exploit the area, a natural reserve of 140,000 hectares of desert and hills in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, rich in gold, silver and other valuable minerals, and which according to the Wixarika worldview, maintains the energy balance of the region and the whole planet.