HUARIME - PIAROA CELEBRATION at Hospital Club & Paemigrah Festival
This unique documentary 'Huarime - Piaroa Celebration' was selected to participate at the ENAH- National School of History and Anthropology in Mexico City, at The Festival of Paemigrah in Spanish. Ancestral Dancebeat was also selected to be shown at THE HOSPITAL CLUB, media club in Covent Garden, London, UK- Film Club Selection, September 2015. This Shortfilm is a documentary of the most powerful and wise Shaman in the Amazon in Venezuela. Puerto Ayacucho, Alto de Carinagua, 'Abuelo Bolivar'. I was asked by him to be his communicator's person about showing his vision and life. It took me 4 years to build the trust and the connection, to become part of the family. The heart connection with him was very special and I will treasure that. He passed away on February 2017. You can feel how he transmits that. He was about 113 years of age. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/157075195 Shaman Bolivar's power, spiritual leadership and his medicine (Yopo), are respected and appreciated beyond Venezuelan Amazonia. He and his wife Elena, elders from the indigenous tribe Piaroa (huottuja), come from unbroken lineages of Shamans. Never allowed to be shown before, HUARIME, the most important celebration of their tradition and cosmogony, and its responsibility, is now transfered to their son and succesor, Shaman Rufino.