Socially conscious film helps spotlight social injustice

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Hernán Vilchez raises awareness of the plight of the Wixárika people while raising money to fight corporate interests.

Juan A Rodriguez

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is hosting a screening of “Huicholes Los Ultimos Guardianes del Peyote” at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Director Hernán Vilchez is touring with the film, which depicts the ancient life of the Huichol people, who live in the Sierra de Catorce in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Their home and ancient way of life is threatened by transnational mining companies.

The Mexican government has licensed more than 78 mining concessions to Canadian-owned companies.

The film captures the resistance of the Wixárika people, who defend their sacred corporate interest.

Attendees will be able to meet two Huichol shamans who will participate in a Q-and-A session with the director after the film.

Pre-sale tickets are $5 and $7 at the door at 922 San Pedro Ave.

For more information about the screening, call 210-228-0201 or visit www.esperanzacenter.org.

For more information on the film, visit www.huicholesfilm.com

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