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network 26/02/2015 - 12:00PM

Divine Interventions spotlight at CP St John’s

As part of Cinema Politica’s Divine Interventions programming, CP St John’s screened HUICHOLES: THE LAST PEYOTE GUARDIANS on February 18 at Memorial University. The event provided a rich learning environment, where attendees became aware of the traditional beliefs and ritual ceremonies of the Huichol people. The film also highlighted the struggle of the Huichol to preserve their sacred land, since companies are now exploiting their territory for natural resources.  This screening event was also featured in an article in The Independentwhere author Paula Graham writes:

"Not only are the Huichol people not millionaires, they crawl through barbed wire to access their traditional lands and must lobby their own government to respect the status of the Wirikuta area as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage site."

Read the full article here.

 

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