Echo of the Mountain

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Film Info
Director:Nicolás Echevarría
Running Time:91
Country:Mexico
Year of Release:2014
Premiere:West Coast Premiere

Description

Renowned Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Echevarría (Cabeza de Vaca) documents the life, work and struggle of Santos de la Torre, the great Huichol muralist whose work can be seen at the threshold of the Louvre in Paris. The film accompanies Santos and his family on their pilgrimage to the holy grounds and the Wirkuta, “The Peyote Country.” These sacred grounds are facing devastation from mining companies so Santos asks the gods for permission to weave a new mural that will illustrate their history and hopefully bring their struggle to the world.-JM