Private Project

Voices That Heal

Follow an ethnographic chronicle of the Amarakaeri, Toyeris, and the Huachipaeri Amazonian people of the Harakmbut linguistic family and the Matsigenka, who also share the territory. They possess rich perceptions of the world, a wise culture, and unique belief systems, in addition to vast knowledge of traditional medicine, botany and chemistry. Their sacred songs possess the fascinating power to reestablish the harmony, health and wellbeing of people and their communities, thus restoring the balance between man and nature. Such is the true transcendental nature of the “Eshuva Chants”, which this work explores with meticulous detail.

  • Jose Huaman Turpo
  • Alejandrina Calancha Monge
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Voces que sanan
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Other, Spanish
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Boston Greenfest 2018
    Boston, MA
    United States
    August 5, 2018
    Platinum Award: Best Ethnografic Film
  • Boston Film Premiere
    Boston, MA
    United States
    April 21, 2018
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Jose Huaman Turpo

Jose ​Huaman ​Turpo ​is ​an ​indigenous ​filmmaker ​from ​Peru. ​He ​has ​over ​30 ​years of experience ​in ​all ​areas ​of ​production ​- ​from ​assisting ​with ​props, ​lighting, ​sound, ​and ​camera ​to directing and ​photographing ​- ​and ​has ​extensive experience ​in ​research ​and ​filmmaking. ​He focuses ​on ​making ​ethnographic documentaries ​which ​express ​the ​memory, ​legacy, ​knowledge and collective ​imagination ​of ​indigenous ​communities.
Turpo ​has ​received ​many ​international ​film ​festival ​awards ​for ​his ​documentary Inkarri: 500 ​Years ​of ​Resistance ​of ​the ​Incan ​Spirit ​of ​Peru ​(Chile, ​Argentina, Amsterdam, ​etc.). Inkarri is ​the first ​Peruvian ​film ​with ​Quechua ​as ​the ​spoken language. ​He ​has ​also ​been honored ​by ​the Peruvian ​Congress ​as ​an ​Andean and ​Quechua ​filmmaker, ​and ​was recognized ​by ​the ​City ​of Boston ​for “promoting ​and ​sharing ​the ​rich ​cultural ​heritage ​of ​Peru”.

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