Awavena

Czech premiere

Awavena

Awavena

Lynette Wallworth
USA, Brazil, Australia | 2018 | 17 min.

Language: English
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
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The shamans of the Yawanawa, an Amazonian tribe, treat wounded bodies in conditions very similar to hallucination. The healers have always been men since time immemorial. But the resolute Hushahu decides that this must end.

After drinking a mysterious potion, the shaman falls into a state of deep vision. He sees and feels the sap of trees and their vibrant life; he passes through flooded forests, which are the reflection of the sick man's mind. Nature and body are connected here in one entity. The leader of the Yawanawa tribe decides to break the taboo for the first time and allows the first woman to enter into this sacred state. This virtual reality project, reminiscent in its fantastic stylisation of James Cameron's Avatar, was created in close collaboration with members of the Amazon tribe. The resulting film presents both a faithful record of the unique ritual and a universal story of female emancipation.

Virtual Reality at One World

► FOR TECHNICAL REASONS VR AWAVENA IS TEMPORARILY OUT OF ORDER. ◄ A viewer with a ticket can try at least two projects within one hour. If more time is available, they can even try more projects. Every viewer sets the exact time of their arrival at the exhibit in the booking system. If a visitor does not arrive in time, their place may be given to other guests. Upon arrival at the exhibit, each visitor can book one project for which he or she will have priority access. We therefore recommend that those interested in a particular project come at least 15 minutes before the start of the time slot they have purchased.

Director

Lynette Wallworth

Filmography
2018 - Awavena
2017 - Collisions
2014 - Always Walking Country
2013 - Tender
2012 - CORAL Rekindling Venus
2012 - Still Walking Country

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