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THE SONG

THAT CALLS YOU

HOME

a Feature Documentary Film
 
 
 SYNOPSIS 

"It is very commonly experienced by the people who come here [in the jungle] to realize 'I thought it was gonna be about ayahuasca'...but it's about the songs".                                 Dr. Joe Tafur

 

THE SONG THAT CALLS YOU HOME

 

is a personal, scientific and mystical exploration of Amazonian curanderismo - with focus on Ayahuasca and Master Plants, their healing and visionary properties and risks - along with the wondrous world of the Shipibo people and Song.

This film aims to function as a bridge for those seeking to understand the facts and dynamics behind one of the most intriguing phenomena of our time: Ayahuasca Tourism -

Westerners who travel to the Amazon each year by the thousands in pursuit of healing and enlightenment through Ayahuasca, shamanic treatments, and specific plant diets. 

In recent years the use of Ayahuasca has become widely known, however, there is not much information about other rainforest Master Plants that have medicinal qualities and capacity to bring about profound healing and transformation.

In this film we explore the realm of Amazonian plants and the Shipibo traditional way of establishing a connection with the spirit through diet and ceremony.  

i.e. BOBINSANA

Heals the wounds of the heart

i.e. MAROSA

Helps women's reproductive system

i.e. PINON COLORADO

Helps connect with one's creativity

"We connect with these plants through dieting with them and through dreams."

Maestro Shipibo curandero Ricardo Amaringo

 

"Plants teach us. Just like one learns at a University, that's how it is for us."

Maestro Shipibo curandero Daniel

 
 THE PLANTS 
 
 THE FILM 

By documenting the journey of a few seekers into the jungle of Peru and into a traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremony, we bring insight and understanding of their process of discovery as it takes place. 

 
 

At the same time we present the perspective of Shipibo shamans, apprentices, Western doctors, scientists and lawyers, offering a thorough vision of what it entails to work with this medicine and how to integrate the experience and teachings into everyday life.

 GALLERY 
 CONTRIBUTORS 

Featuring

Shipibo Maestro Shamans

RICARDO AMARINGO

ESTELA PANGOZA

DANIEL

FRANCISCO

as well as

Because of the depth of information presented in this film, The Song That Calls You Home is intended to work as a resource for those interested in this medicine, whether they are already familiar with the subject or not.

DR. CHARLES GROB

UCLA Psychiatry

KIMBERLY GAMBLE

Co-founder - Thrive Movement

LUIS TAMANI

Visionary Artist

SITARAMAYA SITA

Founder - PlantTeachers

TONY MOSS

Artist/Musician

and many more.

 LOCATION 

From the urban jungle of Los Angeles to the breath-taking Amazon Rainforest, the film is shot in four different countries

(USA - MEXICO - COSTA RICA - PERU) with the main location set in Iquitos, Peru - the "capital" of Ayahuasca tourism.

 
 
 THE ART 

Featuring stunning animations based on the paintings of world renown artist Luis Tamani, and evocative sequences designed to bring the viewer inside a visionary Ayahuasca-inspired journey.

 THE TEAM 

Co-Director

Vanni Mangoni 

Co-Director

Luis Robledo

Producer

Alexandra
Cherkun-Robledo 
 
 

It was during my second trip to the jungle in Peru that 'The Mother', as the spirit of Ayahuasca, is sometimes referred to, showed me a vision of the Earth. 

As the globe slowly rotated on its axis, I saw a small point of light emanating from South America.

After growing in intensity, it began to stream out beams of light that traveled to different parts of the planet. 

From those beams of light, other beams formed and traveled to other parts of the world, until the entire globe was covered in light. 

She then gently whispered to me:

"This is how I'm going to change the world."

                                                                                   

Co-Director - Luis Robledo

 

For further information contact:

 

CENTER FOR THE CINEMATIC ARTS, INC. 

https://www.centerforthecinematicarts.com

(323) 443-4731 

luis@centerforthecinematicarts.com

 

ALEXANDRA CHERKUN-ROBLEDO 

(323) 481-7245

alexandracompuesto@gmail.com

 

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