Voices That Heal
VOICES THAT HEAL: THE NATURAL WORLD OF THE RAINFOREST SHAMAN
This documentary takes an in-depth journey into the intricate healing practices of the Huachipaeri society nestled within the Southeast Amazon of Peru. Their ancient and profound rituals center on harnessing the sacred and therapeutic attributes of a diverse array of plants, fostering a tradition that has woven itself seamlessly into the fabric of the Amazonian rainforest.
Despite the enduring commitment to these customs over countless centuries, their profound significance continues to elude widespread recognition and understanding beyond the confines of their community. Adding to the complexity of this situation is the imminent threat looming over these traditions, posed by the rapid loss of biodiversity in the rainforest region—the very source of the healers’ power and knowledge.