Ancestral Secrets (Ep 04: The Handover of Power)

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In the Andes Mountains in southern Chile, surrounded by wild vegetation and mighty rivers, the Pewenche defy time and modernity to preserve their sacred tree: the Araucaria. They do it through medicine. Teresa Cheuquepil is Lawentuchefe – guardian of ancestral medicines – and she has worked all her life spreading her knowledge, until she passes away. After her death, and celebrating the “Anum Lawenche” ceremony, her daughters will take her place and inherit a legacy that has survived for centuries.

La Ventana Cine
Directed by: 
Jota Loyola Crovetto
Chile / Colombia
6x52' or 12x26'
Spanish / (English Subtitles)