Filmmakers Bettina Ehrhardt & Elisabeth Möhlmann invite you on an incredible adventure with a wisdom keeper and beloved woman shaman, Mama Irene, Healer of the Andes. This film documents Mama Irene, a remarkable 84-year-old woman healer from Peru in her daily life, drawing upon indigenous knowledge and traditions in danger of being lost forever.
We have a rare opportunity to witness Mama Irene’s secret healing practices, highlighting her passion to serve each patient who knocks on her door. We meet local women who have traveled for hours or days by foot through the Andes to seek treatment, and a medical doctor from India seeking a cure for an illness that Western Medicine has failed to help. We also accompany Mama Irene on an ancient spiritual ceremony to the Snow Star Festival, where thousands of pilgrims gather in Sinakara Valley high in the Peruvian Andes to honor the local glacier.
The film is not only a vital document of endangered wisdom, it is the story of an extraordinary woman, empowerment, and how to live in harmony with Mother Earth. To see her powerful medicine wrapped in the landscape and wisdom traditions of the Andes will deepen your appreciation of the mystical gifts and incredible strength of women everywhere.
Language: Quechua, English, Spanish
Subtitles available: English, Spanish, French, German