Sacbé: A path to health (2017)
Directors: Mauricio Andrada & Miguel Rojas-Sotelo.
30 min. México. 2017.*
Maya & Spanish with English subtitles
In the Maya communities of Quintana Roo, traditional healers are the holders of knowledge. They offer treatment in urban centers as part of developmental policies. Unfortunately, after decades of mismanagement and corruption services ended. Sacbé follows Don Pedro and Doña Casilda in their return to their village. A community gets together with their healers to reconnect, to bring well-being to the community.
Voices that Heal (2011)
Directors: Heather Greer & Delia Ackerman
Voices That Heal tells the story of Herlinda Augustin, a renowned Shipibo shaman, healer and medicine woman, and of her struggle to keep her traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. The Shipibo-Conibo people have lived in the Peruvian Amazon for over 4,000 years, passing on their knowledge of plants and sacred songs from one generation to the next. Voices That Heal tells the story of Herlinda Augustin, a renowned Shipibo shaman, healer and medicine woman, and of her struggle to keep her traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. The film offers an intimate look into the world of shamanism and asks the questions: What are people without their traditions? What are traditions without their people?
A panel follows the films
– David Boyd, Duke Global Health Institute. Chair
– Irma Velasquez Nimatuj, Duke. Mellon Visiting Professor (Guatemala)
– Susan Gaylord, UNC School of Medicine (TBC)
– Mauricio Andrada, Filmmaker
– Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Duke CLACS Refreshments will be served.
*Introduced by filmmaker
Nelson Mandela Auditorium. FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. 6pm.