Private Project

Teokari Companion on the Path

A documentary film that aims to show clearly and experiential from three different perspectives the value of the Huichol (Wixaritari) people as a culture and as a community, and how they have benefited other cultures......

The importance of the Wixaritari is crucial for our society at this time when individualistic and materialistic values have brought about a deep lack of connection and disrespect of our environment. This culture shows us ways to live in balance with nature through the humble recognition that we humans are only a small part of the whole of life and to act accordingly. As we witness their profound gratitude to life as shown in their long pilgrimages, which entail great sacrifice, we are able to recognize the purity inherent in them as a result of having lived in balance from the beginning of time.

¨This documentary is important for who ever wants to learn about the tradition. This is pure and original culture¨.
From Geshe Dangsong Namgyal.

¨A truly bring cultures or subcultures, and break boundaries and prejudices we inherited for centuries.¨

Coyote Alberto Ruz Buenfil

¨What moved me, which has a history behind thats shows different points of view of their ordinary life, to enhance their spirituality and the beauty of their costumes and depth of their rituals.¨
PHD. Arquitect Jan Bazant

  • Salvador Espinosa
    Director
  • Citlalli Peña
    Writer
  • Salvador Espinosa
    Writer
  • Salvador Espinosa
    Producer
  • Mariana Espinosa
    Key Cast
  • Fermin Lopez
    Key Cast
  • Lawrence Meserman
    Key Cast
  • Don Jose Sandoval
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Teokari Compañero de Camino
  • Film Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    57 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
  • Film Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinema Planeta
    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    April 17, 2015
    World Premier
  • Red Nation Film Festival
    Los, Angeles, California
    November 14, 2015
    AWARD - Best Indigenous Documentary
  • Garifuna Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Finca
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
Director Biography - Salvador Espinosa

Communications & Electronic Engineer with Speciality in Sound.
Woking as a Recording Studio Engineer for several years, at Neptuno studios and Audio Acustica y electronica, Music for: Musicians, Jingles, Movies, Documentaries.
Studies several years on Gestalt with Claudio Naranjo, Tai chi with Claudio Romanini, Music therapy , and Dance Movement Therapy .
Work for several years as a Co-psicotherapist in more than 50 emotional release workshops called Quadrinity process called Fisher Hoffman.
Buddhist Practitioner for more than 15 years.
By Now is in Charge of Audio & Video department at Ligmincha Mexico for Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Buddhist Teacher from the Tibetan Bon Tradition.
Filmmaker - Director - Producer of Documentaries, Related whit Indigenous groups and authentic wisdom traditions.

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Director Statement

Director´s Statements

Salvador Espinosa Orozco

Director of Teokari Companion on the Path

As a converted Buddhist the interest that I have in making documentaries comes for this place of making media that help people to be in contact with authentic wisdom traditions, exploring themes like spirituality, community, mind awareness, heart connections, human ancient knowledge always presented in a simple human way.

The meditation path gave me a way to see things with more connection and wide perspective. I was very fortunate to meet my teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche a Buddhist from the Tibetan Bon tradition, so for me making films is a way to give back to others this gift that I receive and share this connection of spirituality and understanding of our true nature as humans to others, that’s why authentic wisdom traditions like the Huicholes and other traditions are the kind of work I am connected to.
We need more awareness of who we are, where we came from, and return and reconnect to authentic wisdom ways that make us be more aware of our environment, relationships, community so we can at some point really respect life and earth. This is not a simple task but the thing is to maintain the direction and walk step by step.
Films is a incredible way to share this knowledge and understanding to large audiences.
The final goal is inspire others and touch peoples hearts.