Mánari Ushigua, the last shaman of the Zápara Indians, died in 1997. Ushigua helped save the tribe’s culture and protected it from Catholic missionaries and evangelical sects. This film is about Ushigua’s family, its connection to the spiritual world and a life led in harmony with nature. In 2001, the endangered Zápara culture and language were declared an “Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.
This film can be purchased on DVD as part of Rainer Simon's Latin American Trilogy.
|2004||Official Selection, Festival of Indigenous Film, Chile|
|1999||Official Selection, Festival of Indigenous Film, Guatemala|
|1996||Official Selection, Festival of Indigenous Film, Bolivia|