Heaven Earth | 47mins
Director: Rudolf Pinto do Amaral | Producer: Rudolf Amaral, Harald Scherz
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Austria
"Heaven Earth" is a nexus of links, a network of stories, symbols, lived-in-worlds and different concepts around the practice and the consumption of amazonian shamanism. The film focuses on shamans working with the psychoactive substance Ayahuasca (so called "Ayahuasqueros"). "Heaven Earth" is a hybrid arrangement of "surreal ethnography" - an experimental art film intermingled with indepth social survey and surrealist storytelling. Set in and around the jungle city of Iquitos, Peru.