On June 3oth the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is showing the documentary film Sachamama by Johannes Orthmayr.
Sachamama is an Ethnobotanical Center in the Peruvian rain-forest near Iquitos.
Established by Francisco Montes, a Peruvian shaman of Capanahua ancestry, Sachamama allows visitors an insight into the rituals and tradition of the Amazonian shaman as well as the plants who inhabit the rain-forest.
Especially the psychoactive Ayahuasca.
Director Johannes Orthmayr met Francisco Montes in 2008 and in 2009 made a documentary about the shaman, his centre and their work
The film evening is hosted by Dr. Iris Edenheiser and Johannes Orthmayr will be present for a question and answer session after the viewing.
Sachamama by Johannes Orthmayr. 30.06.2011 @ 7pm
41 min (French/Spanish with German subtitles)
Großer Vortragssaal, Entry: 4 Euro (2 Euros reduced)