We want to share a powerful new documentary, “Huicholes, The Last Peyote Guardians.” This film portrays the movement to save the Huichol people’s most sacred site, the destination of their pilgrimages since time immemorial, from Canadian mining companies. Tracy Barnett is working with Hernan Vilchez, the film’s director, in organizing a film tour in the U.S. and Canada, in November 2014 and possibly in 2015. People have been turning out by the thousands to see the film in Mexico, and now it’s time for the urgent message of the Huichol People to make its way North.
We are contacting you to see if you would like to host a screening in your area in your center/campus/space/home, and/or also support a circle that is organizing a Los Angeles and Southwest United States film tour event featuring the director and the spiritual leaders who are the film protagonists.
Here’s what you can do. First of all, watch the film online (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/huicholesfilm), for the cost of $3.99.
The documentary is currently scheduled to screen across the Southwest in November including Arizona, Texas and other locations. If you are interested in supporting screenings or hosting your own, or have contacts and referrals, please email Tracy Barnett (U.S. contact) directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. College and community screenings and honorariums are especially welcomed.
Currently the funds are going to finance the film tour; once they are covered, they will be raising funds for several sustainable development projects for the Huichol communities featured in the film. The filmmakers and the Huichol tribal leaders will be deciding together exactly how to divide the proceeds in a historic agreement signed last month, as reported in the Huffington Post.
In Los Angeles, we plan to come together for one (1) large screening on Friday, November 21st, in Los Angeles and possibly have smaller screenings at each space/center to build up to November.
In addition the film is confirmed for 2 Southern California Colleges during Fall 2014:
Fullerton College: Wed. November 19th
Contact: Amber Rose Gonzalez AGonzalez@fullcoll.edu
Click here for a link to the Press Kit.
We hope to hear from your soon and look forward to connecting!
Thanks and blessings,
Amber Rose Gonzalez