ICAROS

By Georgina BARREIRO

GEORGINA BARREIRO (INDEPENDENT) - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Icaros explores the spiritual universe of the Shipibo indigenous people who live by the Ucayali river, one of the main tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2013
Video Library
Toulouse (ARCALT) 2014
Documentary competition
vancouver latin american 2014
Documentary competition
Sydney Latin American 2014
Asinabka Film Festival 2014
Dreamspeakers Film Festival 2014
Festival de Lima 2014
Competencia documental
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Georgina BARREIRO
    • Writer(s)
    • Georgina BARREIRO
    • Producer(s)
    • Georgina BARREIRO (Georgina Barreiro), Matias ROTH (Georgina Barreiro)
    • Synopsis
    • Icaros explores the spiritual universe of the Shipibo indigenous people who live by the Ucayali river, one of the main tributaries of Peruvian Amazon.
      Mokan Rono is a young man who is determined to start on his own journey to become a healer. He travels along the river to the ancient land of Canchahuaya, cradle of the Shipibo culture. There, he meets Sene Nita, a wise shaman who teaches him to follow a special diet in order to be initiated in the traditional knowledge of the ayahuasca.
      Back in his community, Mokan Rono collects the necessary plants to prepare this sacred medicine. Following the advise of his mentor and accompanied by his mother, Wasanyaca, a master healer, the young man's story unveils scenes of lightness and darkness, life and death, reality and illusion. The tales are interweaved, showing the depth and richness of the Shipibo Culture.
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