Medicine Festival

Medicine Festival

22 June 2020

Medicine Festival

The Kogi Speak - Indigenous Heritage and the bigger picture of the pandemic.

Our film ALUNA is being screened by MediCinema as part of the Medicine Festival later this month. You can watch the film from 12 noon UK time on Wednesday 24th June 2020 on the festival website. If you wish to see the film prior to the Q&A please start watching prior to 6.30pm.

You will need to register for the live and interactive Q and A zoom call  at 8 pm UK time) which is limited to 1000 participants. It is also on Facebook and will be free of charge with donations to the Trust welcome. The film will remain live to watch again for 24 hours on the festival website or of course you can access it again on Youtube or on the THT website.

Here are all the links which are now live:

In the Q and A our own Alan Ereira, historian, author and director of Aluna and Mama Senchina a half Wiwa, half Kogi mama will be speaking about Covid-19 in the context of the Kogi indigenous heritage. The Mama works with Muisca descendants restoring their songs and teachings and has been identifying esuamas throughout central and south America. The Muisca are descendants of the ancient indigenous peoples that inhabited the mountains of Central Colombia before the Spanish conquest who relate to the Kogi culturally.

The event will be hosted by Oona Chaplin, ( Avatar ) who is also the granddaughter of the great silent movie actor Charlie Chaplin and great granddaughter of the American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She will be accompanied by Colombian musician and sound healer Anthar Kharana.  So do watch Aluna again and join in the Q and A - it's a great line-up!



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