Toronto Premiere - "Huicholes: the Last Peyote Guardians"
Wed. Nov. 26th @ 6:30 pm
OISE Auditorium (G162) 252 Bloor St W (accessible space)
Toronto premiere of award-winning documentary "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians". This screening is part of a film tour travelling across the Americas.
The film tells the story of the Wixárika people and their struggle against the Mexican government and Canadian mining companies to preserve Wirikuta, their most sacred territory and the land where the peyote grows.
Following the film screening, the director (Hernán Vilchez) and 2 of the film's protagonists (traditional Wixárika shamans from the Sierra Madre) will be present for Q&A. The night will also include a performance by the Aztec Dance Group of Toronto.
Tickets are $10 in advance at www.huicholestoronto.brownpapertickets.ca
$12 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to support the tour and Wixárika community.
Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1491357387810247/
This event is hosted by Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, Cinema Politica, United Steelworkers, and Amnesty International.
Alternative Screening at York University on Nov. 27th @ 7pm
Hosted by Cinema Politica @ York. See https://www.facebook.com/events/904184312944769/
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