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Curandera

"Curandera" is a documentary film that bring us the ancient wisdom related with the use of medicinal plants and ceremonies used by the women

Documental Curandera

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Curandera is a documentary film that bring us the ancient wisdom related with the use of medicinal plants and ceremonies used by the women called curanderas in Peru.

Through the production of this documentary film, we are aiming to show the curandera women role as an expert in healing techniques, going in deep as well on the process of preservation and transmission of those techniques.
Additionally, we will show three master plants that are being used in ceremonies and rituals: Ayahuasca, Coca leaf and Wachuma.

To reach or purpose, we will go through the local communities on the coast, mountains and jungle in Peru to hear about the testimonies of three women curanderas, and the challenges they had to face in order to make healing with master plants their life dedication.

Our motivation to produce this documentary film is to create an audiovisual registry for this system of millenary wisdoms that belongs to the cultural heritage, and to disseminate this knowledge. Therefore, once our documentary is published, will be distributed and shared for free online.

Synopsis

Three women from different Peru regions are showing us the different paths that made them to become curanderas. Each of them keep the healing secret with master plants from the coast, mountains and jungle. The way to develop their career wasn’t exactly easy, due to the numerous issues they had to face just for the fact of being woman…

Additional information

Who is a curandera?

It is a woman who uses medicinal plants, as well as other traditional healing techniques, to cure physical illnesses, taking in consideration the emotional and spiritual dimension of the human being. This healing process is taking part in ceremonies or rituals with ancient origin, and its diffusion it has been generally done via oral.

What it is Ayahuasca?

It it a vine grown in Amazonia whose potion has a millenary origin in the Amazonia communities. This drink is used to reach the access to a superior consciousness state and a physical, emotional and spiritual purification for those who consume it.
The consumption of Ayahuasca is done in a ritual or ceremony context, lead by someone who knows its use, effects and its medicinal power.

What it is Coca?

Coca is a plant originally from Andes mountains which use has been common in different cultures, because is considered a master plant. In fact it is frequently called Andes sacred leaf. It is been used in rituals to connect the human being with the mother earth, as well as for therapeutic purposes for its medicinal and nutritive attributes.

What is Wachuma?

Wachuma (also called San Pedro), is a cactus that has been used for millenniums for medicinal purposes in religious rituals. The take is on a liquid drink and it has the effect to produce altered consciousness states to dig in the subconscious of those who consume it. Additionally, is used as well for the treatment of different kind of illnesses.

Who we are?

María Dolores Hernández Hernández (Murcia, 1986), Social and Community Phycologist. Film director
Julio Trino Blanca Vergara (Granada, 1979), Social Worker and Cultural Agent. Producer
Luis Adolfo Chumbe Mamani (Iquitos, 1992) and Daniel Mendivil (Lima, 1983), Audiovisual Communicators. Cameraman and Sound Engineer.
Pamela Valle Palomo (Lima,1985), Graphic Designer and Artist. Image Designer

Both together and separate we have already participated in different short films and documentary films shooting, as well as in the organization of cultural festivals and projection of independent films in many cities around Peru.
Now we are aiming to start the challenge of shooting the documental film Curandera. First of all, we are in preproduction stage, which means doing a deep research about the main topic, to visit the different localizations where the documental will be taken place, and to make some interviews to the protagonists.
During this preproduction stage, which started in January this year and we are expecting to end up in December, we will be shooting as well a short film that will be based on Otilia´s story, one of the protagonists of the documental.
To make this possible we are counting on your help, and we would really appreciate if you decide to become our sponsor.

Why we want to make this documentary film?

There are several reasons why we think this is a very positive project:

• Show the role of the woman curandera as a symbol or power and keeper of the immaterial cultural heritage related with the knowledge and use of medicinal plants to reestablish the physical, psychological and emotional wellness of the human being.
• To tribute to the curandera woman through the documental protagonists and let the audience to know their homelands and their stories.
• To disseminate the existence of priestess and women governors in Peru history.
• To emphasize Peru intercultural wealth and still remain nowadays ancestral knowledge developed by those curandera women.
• To generate an exchange of ancestral wisdoms between this three women in a multicultural environment.

Where will be shooting the documentary film?

The locations will be as follows:
• Amazonia. Iquitos, capital of Loreto department.
• Andes mountains. Ayacucho, ancient capital of Wari empire.
• Coast. Trujillo, capital of La Libertad department and Aspe community.
• Lima. Peru capital, we will visit one of the most emblematic street market in Peru ´´La Parada´´, where is being sold a wide range of medicinal plants, and natural medicines by curanderos from different parts of Peru.

What we will use your contribution for?

Collected money will be used for funding technical expenses during documental preproduction process, as well for shooting the short film about Otilia.
Also, part of the money will be used for buying the reward gifts to the artisans association for those who contribute on the project, and for delivery expenses.

About the rewards

The products that will be sent to the contributors are all made in artisan way.
Each of the reward gifts is an unique product made with traditional techniques in different parts of Peru, using raw materials such as seeds, ceramic, weaves, etc.
These are some of the reward gifts that we will send to the contributors:

Kené weave made by artisan women from shipibo-conibo ethnic from Peru Amazonia.


Necklace made of seeds from Peru Amazonia.

Handmade dolly done by artisan women in Ayacucho mountains, and handmade carved maraca.

Florida Water bottles, a perfume made of amber base, musk and benjui, used in ceremonies and energetic cleans.

By supporting this campaign fund not only make possible to produce Curandera documental film but collaborating with fair and responsible trading in associations that all these artisan women belong to

When will I receive my reward gift?

Reward gifts will be sent to the contributors within November and December this year.

What would happened if I overcome the minimum amount asked for on the fund campaign?

Those funds would be applied for improving the technical quality in the short film, and to start filming the documental.

Scheduled calendar

Preproduction stage started in January this year and will end up in December.
The short film will be shot during August and September.
Reward gifts will be delivered during November and December.
At the beginning of 2018 we will start filming Curandera.

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  • Polona Marcetic

    Polona Marcetic

    over 2 years

    Love!

  • Yoli01

    Yoli01

    over 2 years

    Gracias Lola por colaborar a crear algo tan bonito. Abrazo, Yoli

  • Documental Curandera

    Documental Curandera
    Author

    over 2 years

    Muchas gracias por los ánimos, ya va quedando poco y os lo debemos. Un abrazo a todos y todas.

  • Iquitos forever

    Iquitos forever

    over 2 years

    Ánimo que esto está hecho! Supongo que estaréis contentos con la marcha de las aportaciones. Ya solo falta un pequeño empujoncito. Mucha suerte.

  • Documental Curandera

    Documental Curandera
    Author

    over 2 years

    Hola Rafael, Sí, las recompensas son compradas en Perú y una parte del equipo viajará a España para hacer el envío a los mecenas desde allí. Gracias por mostrar interés en el proyecto y por tu pregunta. Saludos.

  • Rafael Torres

    Rafael Torres

    over 2 years

    Hola, los envíos de las recompensas se realizan desde España? Gracias.

  • Documental Curandera

    Documental Curandera
    Author

    over 2 years

    Hola! Si tu tarjeta es Visa, Mastercard o Maestro no debería haber ningún problema en el pago. Has probado a intentarlo de nuevo? Si te sigue dando problemas escribe a info@verkami.com y te responderán para ayudarte. Muchas gracias por tu interés en el proyecto.

  • Munasiri Tito

    Munasiri Tito

    over 2 years

    Hola, acabo de hacer una operación y la pagina no ha aceptado la operación bancaria. Es la tarjeta que suelo usar para pagos por internet. Hay otra forma de envío del dinero?. saludos y felicito que hagan este documental.

  • Documental Curandera

    Documental Curandera
    Author

    over 2 years

    Hola Eduardo! Cuando el documental esté listo será distribuido de manera libre y gratuita en la red y a los/as mecenas les enviaremos de manera personalizada el link para que lo puedan ver. Muchas gracias por mostrar tu interés en el proyecto. Un abrazo.

  • Eduardo

    Eduardo

    over 2 years

    Hola: Mi pregunta parecerá absurda, pero no encuentro la respuesta que me gustaría. En ningún momento se menciona que el documental o el cortometraje aparezcan como recompensa. ¿Es así, o por el contrario, se envían como recompensa? Un abrazo.

#12 / No nos hemos olvidado de ti

¡Hola!

Te escribimos en primer lugar para pedirte disculpas por este tiempo de silencio en el que nos hemos visto inmersos en la edición del documental.

Como sabes, Curandera es un documental que fue rodado en Perú y la edición está siendo realizada entre el equipo de Perú y España.

En este sentido, te contamos que... ¡ya hemos terminado la última versión! y muy pronto te enviaremos un enlace para que puedas ver el documental en una plataforma privada con contraseña.

También estamos trabajando la línea de diseño gráfico y la página web y en cuanto tengamos novedades también te las contaremos.

De todas formas, seguimos activos a través de la página en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Documental.Curandera/ desde donde también iremos publicando nuevas noticias.

Te mandamos un fuerte abrazo.

El equipo del documental Curandera.

#11 / ¡Seguimos trabajando!

Querid@s mecenas,

Os escribimos porque queremos deciros que no hemos desaparecido ni nos hemos olvidado de vosotr@s.

Hemos tenido algunos imprevistos y por ese motivo se está retrasando el lanzamiento del documental. No obstante, os contamos que la estructura final de la edición ya está terminada y que solo faltan algunos detalles de colorización, sonido y unos pequeños ajustes. Nuestro objetivo es que quede muy bien para cuando lo veáis y empiecen las proyecciones. Recordaros también que seréis l@s primer@s en enteraros cuando esté listo el documental y que os mandaremos un enlace privado para que lo disfrutéis en exclusiva.

Gracias por la comprensión y os mandamos un fuerte abrazo.

#10 / Envío de Recompensas

Queridos y queridas mecenas,

Hace unas semanas empezamos a enviar las recompensas. Esperamos que aquellos/as que las habéis recibido os haya gustado :) Todavía faltan algunos paquetes por enviar y esta semana finalizaremos todos los envíos.

Si hay alguien que no la recibe al final de la próxima semana, por favor, poneros en contacto con nosotros en documentalcurandera@gmail.com

Estamos ya en la recta final de la fase de edición del documental y en cuanto lo tengamos listo seréis los primeros en enteraros para poder verlo.

Un abrazo.

#09 / Vídeo de agradecimiento

Queridos/as mecenas,

Compartimos con vosotros/as este vídeo que fue grabado durante la fase de rodaje del documental en Iquitos (Perú) en el que os damos las gracias de todo corazón.

https://vimeo.com/243757446

Contraseña: curandera1

Esperamos que os guste y que os haga tanta ilusión como a nosotros/as cuando lo grabamos.

Un abrazo.

#08 / Sobre las recompensas

Queridos/as mecenas,

Os contamos que las recompensas ya están listas y que cada paquete ha sido preparado con mucho cariño. Las enviaremos a finales de diciembre y principio del mes de enero debido a que todavía estamos en Perú en la fase de rodaje y edición del documental.
Tenemos muchas ganas de compartir con vosotros/as el trabajo final de este hermoso proceso.

¡Un abrazo!

#07 / ¡Ya comenzamos el rodaje!

Queridos/as mecenas,

Ya hemos iniciado el rodaje del documental "Curandera" y en el mes de noviembre comenzaremos con el montaje y edición del material.

Queremos compartir con vosotros/as la felicidad y agradecimiento que sentimos por poder cumplir con este sueño audiovisual.

Deciros también que cada uno/a de vosotros/as estuvisteis muy presentes en el rodaje y hemos sentido esa red de hilos invisibles que nos conectan a todos/as.

Un abrazo.

#06 / Las recompensas

Queridas y queridos mecenas,

Os cuento que ya estamos realizando las compras de vuestras recompensas con mucho cariño e ilusión y en septiembre comenzamos con el rodaje del corto con la historia de Otilia, maestra curandera en el uso de la Ayahuasca. Las compras de las recompensas han sido realizadas en las regiones de costa, sierra y selva de Perú directamente a asociaciones de artesanas de las diferentes localidades.

Muy pronto os estaremos enviando el formulario para que nos podáis facilitar vuestros datos para haceros llegar la recompensa y vuestro nombre para que aparezcan los créditos en el documental.

Un fuerte abrazo.

#05 / Gracias por hacerlo posible

Queridos/as mecenas,

Gracias a vosotros/as lo hemos conseguido. Hemos llegado a la meta para comenzar la realización del documental "Curandera"

Os agradecemos por la confianza e interés en el proyecto para, juntos, poder cumplir este sueño y conocer más de cerca a las mujeres curanderas y las plantas maestras de Perú.

Os mandamos un fuerte abrazo y pronto empezaremos a contactar con vosotros para la entrega de recompensas y la aparición de vuestros nombres en los créditos del documental.

Un abrazo.

#04 / Disfruta de este Ikaro

Queridos/as mecenas,

Os agradecemos muchísimo vuestra participación. Poco a poco vamos llegando a la meta, ya vamos por el 84% y os lo debemos a vosotros/as.

Compartimos estos ikaros (música de la Amazonía utilizada en rituales y ceremonias con plantas maestras) de la curandera Norma Panduro.

Esperamos que lo disfruteis.

#01 / Entrevista en Radio 5 de RNE

Queridos/as mecenas,

Mañana, 9 de junio, saldrá una entrevista en Radio 5 de RNE a las 17:45 sobre el documental donde podréis escuchar a la directora contando más información sobre como se formó la idea de crear este proyecto, quienes son las protagonistas y donde se grabará el documental.

¡Gracias por vuestro apoyo!

5€
8 backers

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.

10€
9 backers

ELARIA GUARACHI

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ 3 digital pictures from the jungle, coast and mountains.

15€
2 backers

CLARA SHINOBU IURA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Portrait from one of the documental protagonists

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

15€
1 backer

NORMA PANDURO

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Picture from landscape in the jungle, coast or mountains

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

20€
17 backers

ABUELA MARGARITA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Bag with seeds from Amazonia
+ Piece of Palo Santo wood (also called ´´sacred wood´´ for energetic cleaning of the house)

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

20€
10 backers

MARIA MATUZ

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Bag with seeds from Amazonia
+ Florida Water bottle, a perfume made of amber base, musk and benjui, used in ceremonies and energetic cleans.

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

25€
4 backers

MARIA SABINA

Option 1:
Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Seeds necklace from Amazonia

Option 2:
Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Handmade bracelet made by artisan women in Ayacucho

Option 3:
Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Handmade earrings with seashells details

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

30€
8 backers

JULIETA CASIMIRO

Option 1:
+ Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Kené weave made by artisan women from shipibo-conibo ethnic from Peru Amazonia.

Option 2:
Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Handmade dolly done by artisan women in Ayacucho mountains

Option 3:
Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Handmade figure from mythology gods in Moche culture

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

50€
16 left (of 20)

LA COSTA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Handmade earrings with seashells details
+ Handmade figure from mythology gods in Moche culture
+ Handmade flute from coast Peru artisans.

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

50€
13 left (of 20)

LA SELVA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Seeds necklace from Amazonia
+ Handmade Kené weave made by artisan women from shipibo-conibo ethnic from Peru Amazonia (inspired on visions under Ayahuasca effects)
+ Handmade carved maraca which sound is used in healing ceremonies and rituals in Amazonia

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

50€
15 left (of 20)

LA SIERRA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ Handmade bracelet made by artisan women in Ayacucho
+ Handmade dolly done by artisan women in Ayacucho mountains
+ Ocarina (traditional musical instrument from Andes mountains made of ceramic and handmade painted)

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

70€
14 left (of 15)

AYAHUASCA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
Thank you letter
All pack included in ´´La Selva´´
Portrait from master Curandera during Ayahuasca ceremony

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

70€
15 left (of 15)

COCA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
Thank you letter
All pack included in ´´La Sierra´´
Portrait from master Curandera while reading on Coca leaf

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

70€
15 left (of 15)

WACHUMA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
Thank you letter
All pack included in ´´La Costa´´
Portrait from master Curandera during the therapeutic use of Wachuma

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

100€
6 left (of 10)

CURANDERA

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
Thank you letter
Artisan pack to choose (Costa, Sierra or Selva)
Portrait from the 3 protagonist curanderas from the documental
3 pictures from jungle, coast and mountains in Peru

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

180€
6 left (of 10)

SEÑORA DE CAO

Appearing on both credits in the short film and the documental.
+ Thank you letter
+ All 3 artisan packs (Costa, Sierra or Selva)
+ Bag with seeds from Amazonia
+ Piece of Palo Santo wood (also called ´´sacred wood´´ for energetic cleaning of the house)
+ Florida Water bottles, a perfume made of amber base, musk and benjui, used in ceremonies and energetic cleans.

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

500€
4 left (of 5)

PRODUCER

Appearing in the credits as producer of the documentary and the short film
Thank you letter
All 3 artisan packs (Costa, Sierra or Selva)
Portrait from the 3 protagonist curanderas from the documental
3 pictures from jungle, coast and mountains in Peru

(inc delivery expenses to Spain)

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