SIEF2021 15th Congress

Helsinki, Finland
19-24 June 2021

Breaking the rules? Power, participation, transgression

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Convenors: Anna Lisa Ramella (University of Cologne), Roger Norum (University of Oulu)

Audio/Visual Programme Selection Committee: Peter Crawford (University of Tromsø), Tom Dubois (University of Wisconsin Madison), Lotta Petronella (Independent filmmaker), Itsushi Kawase (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka), Steffen Köhn (Freie Universität Berlin), Andy Lawrence (University of Manchester and, Fabian Lüke (University of Cologne), Moira Marklewitz (University of Cologne), Martin Saxer (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), Anna-Céline Schäfer (University of Cologne), Theo Zerries (University of Cologne)

SESSION: Environment and Activism

Thursday 24 June
Roundtable discussion on this topic: 10:00-11:45

Entre las Plantas

(Amongst the Plants)

2020 | 33’ | Peru
Mark Lindenberg

Entre las Plantas (Amongst the Plants) portrays a Peruvian Amazonian family living in the Ucayali region. Flor, Karina and Julio work and communicate with plants that according to their Asháninka culture have an elevated status of teachers. In their garden they cultivate medicinal plants to protect against negative energies and to heal their Peruvian and foreign clients. During the night, they sing to ‘the mother of all plants’, plant-teacher Ayahuasca, for her to visit, heal and to consult on how they can help their clientele. In their garden, which is a microcosmos in itself, good and evil seems in a constant duel as dangerous gorillas and snakes get contested by brave chickens and eagles. With patience the film-maker learns as an apprentice how plant, animal and human work together in this garden for his own and other’s healing process. Trailer:



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