A meditative exploration in virtual reality of the medicine songs, stories, and cosmovision of indigenous Shipibo healers working with ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.
Title: Songs of the Vine
Director: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
Producer: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
Country: USA, Peru | RT: 15m27s
Production Company: Virtualside Studios
Shot over the span of two months in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, Songs of the Vine is a virtual reality documentary focusing on the healing modalities, cosmovision, and culture of the Shipibo, an indigenous group well-known for its rich tradition of plant spirit shamanism, including a mastery of the visionary ayahuasca brew. By immersing the viewer in the depths of the Amazon jungle, and exposing them to the medicine songs and perspectives of Shipibo healers, ‘Songs of the Vine’ illustrates an ancient but increasingly relevant dynamic between humans and nature.