Discover Mexico Park Movie Screening

Discover Mexico to Screen Independent Award-Winning Film Friday June 1st 7 pm

“Huicholes:  The Last Guardians of Peyote”….


This Friday June 1st, at 7 pm, you are invited to the screening of the indie documentary Huicholes: Los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote (“Huicholes: The Last Guardians of the Peyote”.)

This film shows the emblematic defense case of Wirikuta, the sacred territory of the Huichol ethnic group, from the threat of mining operations. This indigenous people engage in a spiritual crusade to protect life, exposing internal inconsistencies of our material world. The Ramírez Ramírez family takes us into a ritual pilgrimage journey to Wirikuta to join the spiritual ancestors that live within that territory. Along with them we delve into the Wixárika culture’s worldview where Earth and every being living in it, every element of nature, are sacred. Growing in Wirikuta, the peyote is a core element of Wixárika spirituality; the access path to speak with the gods. Transversal to this millenary ritual taking place generation after generation, the conflict appears: the threat posed by mining companies which, should they be able to realize their mineral exploitation, could contaminate and destroy Wirikuta turning it into a barren and uninhabitable territory. The documentary film brings us closer to different public actions undertaken by the Wixárika people to make the defense of Wirikuta and its meaning public.


Director: Hernán Vilchez. Producer: Paola Stefani. Photography: José Andrés Solórzano. Animation: Eugenio Costa. Music: Gastón Salazar and José Luis Ramírez. Editing: Hernán Vilchez.




– International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA), Buenos Aires, Argentina – People’s Award.

Photo Courtesy of Discover Mexico

– Signis Award and Jury Mention, Feature Film Competition section.

– Best Documentary in Red Nation Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA


– Best Documentary at the Sayulita Festival, Nayarit, Mexico.

– Gold Award America Documentary – International Movie Award in Indonesia.

– Winner of the PLATINO Award, Independent Film Award 2015.


– Best Documentary, 4th Edition of the Pozos International Independent Film Festival.

– Best Environmental Documentary, 32nd Edition of the Bogotá Film Festival.

– Best Indigenous People Theme Documentary, 12th Film Festival and Human Rights of Barcelona. Excellence Award. Impact Docs Awards.

– Best Documentary, United Latino Film Festival.

– Special Mention, 32nd. Human Rights Film Festival, Bolivia. Bronze Award, 2016 Spotlight Doc Awards.



El viernes 1º de junio a las 7 p.m. Discover Mexico proyectará un documental premiado

Huicholes; Los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote  . . .

Te invitamos este viernes 1 de Junio a las 7 pm a la proyección del documental independiente:

“Huicholes: Los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote”
La película nos presenta el caso emblemático de la defensa de Wirikuta, el territorio sagrado de la etnia huichol, ante la amenaza de la explotación minera. Este pueblo originario emprende una cruzada espiritual para proteger la vida, poniendo en evidencia las contradicciones internas de nuestro mundo materialista. La familia Ramírez Ramírez nos adentra en el viaje de peregrinación ritual que emprende hacia Wirikuta, para ir al encuentro de los ancestros espirituales que habitan este territorio. Con ellos nos sumergimos en la cosmovisión de la cultura wixárika, según la cual la tierra y cada ser que la habita, cada elemento de la naturaleza, son sagrados. En Wirikuta crece el peyote, elemento central de la espiritualidad wixárika, ya que es la vía de acceso al diálogo con los dioses. Transversal a este ritual milenario que se viene repitiendo generación tras generación, aparece el conflicto: la amenaza de las empresas mineras que, de concretar sus trabajos de explotación, podrían contaminar y destruir Wirikuta, convirtiéndolo en un territorio estéril e inhabitable. Profanado. El documental nos acerca también a las diferentes acciones de alcance público que el pueblo wixárika emprendió para dar a conocer la defensa de Wirikuta y su significado.

Director: Hernán Vilchez Producer / Productor: Paola Stefani – Hernán Vilchez Photography / Fotografía: José Andrés Solórzano Animation / Animación: Eugenio Costa Music / Música: Gastón Salazar y José Luis Ramírez Editing / Edición: Hernán Vilchez

-Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental (FINCA) Buenos Aires Argentina –Premio del Público.
-Premio Signis y Mención del Jurado, sección Largometrajes en Competencia.
-Mejor Documental en Red Nation Film Festival, Los Ángeles. CA
-Mejor Documental en Festival Sayulita, Nayarit, México.
-Gold Award America Documentary – International Movie Award en Indonesia .
-Ganador Premio PLATINO, Independent Film Award 2015. 2016
-Mejor Documental, 4ta edición del Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Pozos.
-Mejor Documental Ambiental, 32 Edición del Festival de Cine de Bogotá.
-Mejor Documental Temática Indígena12 Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona Premio Excelencia, Impact Docs Awards .
-Mejor Documental, United Latino Film Festival.
-Mención especial, 32 Festival de Cine de Derechos Humanos, Bolivia]Premio Bronce, 2016 Spotlight Doc Awards


Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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