AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, exploring the indigenous experience with plant sacraments including ayahuasca and DMT and the Western uptake of them. By blending narration directly from the cult book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos and Western Shamans, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya:Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer. Featuring the artwork of Pablo Amaringo, Andy Debrenardi and more; directed by Tim Parish, video editing by Verb Studios, soundscapes by Lulu Madill and music by Shpongle, Tipper, Darpan, Lula Cruz and indigenous curanderos Norma Panduro, Guillermo Arevalo, Percy Garcia Lozano, Ron Wheelock and Kevin Furnas, this documentary charts the Global Shamanic Resurgence born in the jungles of Peru and reaching out to embrace the world.
THE UK TOUR::::::::: Full details and advance tickets sales @ www.aya-awakenings.com
DEVON: Sunday 7th July, Totnes Civic Hall, 2-6pm £10/ £8 cnc. Film screening, icaro sound session and discussion on the shamanic resurgence.
LONDON: Tues 9th, Wed 10th and Thurs 11th of July, 6:30pm-1030pm, Greenwich University lecture theatre 303 (same venue as Breaking Convention: http://breakingconvention.co.uk/location/) £12/ £15 on door. Also featuring the short film The Shaman’s Last Apprentice by Alexander Ward and starring Rebekah Shaman. Films, visionary art, music and panel discussions on the global shamanic resurgence with local and international speakers all three nights.
EDINBURGH: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July, Summerhall, Red Lecture Theatre, 7:00-10:00pm £10/ £8 cnc. Lecture on “DreaMTime Invasion” by Nen, Film screening, icaro sound session and discussion on the shamanic resurgence.
BRIGHTON: Saturday 20th July, 630-10:00pm, University of Sussex, A001 lecture theatre. £10/ £8 cnc. Film screening and discussion on the shamanic resurgence with local speakers.