The film is valuable for visual ethnography, as it is a contribution important to revalue and spread a sample of our cultural heritage immaterial, contributing to the dissemination and awareness of the safeguarding of Andean medical systems of Cusco.
The Consulate General of Peru in New York commends the work of the production team from New York who gave us the documentary Mama Irene: Healer of the Andes. This heartfelt film draws attention to the value of traditional knowledge in the Andes of Peru, and allows the world to appreciate the age-old links between… Continue reading The Consulate General of Peru in New York commends the work
It’s a profoundly sensitive and courageous work. The steadiness of it’s compassionate, honest observation is an example of real human transcendence is as tangible a use of the film medium as I’ve ever seen.
I watched your documentary in its entirety twice, feeling gratefully transformed as a witness to such emotionally evocative raw imagery of both place and person. You’ve been able to masterfully illumine the ancestral ethos meaningfully in-forming both sacred and secular dimensions of traditional Andean runa experience, which you convincingly accomplished by focusing the visionary intention… Continue reading Oscar Miro-Quesada
Mama Irene – Healer of the Andes is a film that portrays the life of a Peruvian Andean woman connected to Mother Nature. A person of great faith who embraces the catholic religion, introduced to Peru from Occident, without leaving aside her indigenous roots and her ancestral knowledge, which she preserves and cultivates very well.… Continue reading Ambassador of Peru to Canada, Roberto Rodríguez Arnillas
Mamá Irene is a beautifully photographed documentary that brings the viewer into the stunning Valle Sagrado near Cusco in Peru to share some of the life experiences of a strong, wise, and talented Quechua woman. Through the film, Mamá Irene informs us of aspects of her vast ancestral knowledge and also of her many life… Continue reading Margherita Tortora, Senior Lector II in Spanish
Mama Irene is a passion play of the everyday hardscrabble yet transcendent lives of Andean people today: high altitude but down to earth. Eight decades on, Mama Irene has seen hard times aplenty yet is rooted in Pachamama and prays to the Apus to help her people. It is a film for our time as… Continue reading Jeffrey Quilter, Director of the Pre-Columbian Studies
I just finished watching Mama Irene, Healer of the Andes in my car, under the velvet light of Mama Quilla. I am almost speechless…moved to deep respect, laughter, but also many tears. I resonate with much of Mama Irene’s path, I truly felt no separation between us…because there isn’t….we are each other. From lighting strikes,… Continue reading Wendy D
We would like to announce you that our Jury has decided to award the Prize for the Special Topic Women- Environment – Activism to Mama Irene, Healer of the Andes For its beautiful portrait of a healer in Peru, focusing on the deep connection between Mama Irene and nature, the film Mama Irene has equally… Continue reading Greenmotion Film Festival Freiburg, Germany
Moi qui suis normalement sceptique sur ces thématiques, le film m’a pris et m’a fait voyagé – J’ai été captivé par ce parcours de femme. C’est un beau film d’amour avant tout. Qui délivre un message d’optimisme pour nos sociétés.