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Episode 1

Healing with the Spirits


For the conceptions of life of the Arawak, Barasano and Wiwa peoples, the first factor to take into account in a reflection on "living well" is the permanence of a spiritual communication with the so-called fathers and mothers (or "spiritual owners" ) of the different elements that conform the planet such as water, earth, wind, thunder, trees, animals and stars. These "spiritual" or invisible beings arose in the origins of the world and they are the main basis that guarantees the existence, the knowledge, the order and the life of people on the planet.


The following is a description of each of the stories that are part of this episode. If you would like to access the videos with English subtitles, please contact us at produccion@elbuenvivir.co


Sey Anchwi

Communicating worlds

Arhuaco Indigenous People

A filmmaking by Realizaciones Yosokwi

The Arhuaco Mamos of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta show and explain why and for what it is necessary to communicate with the spiritual fathers and mothers of all the elements that exist on the planet and the universe. If that communication is lost, the world is in danger. This is the case with the melting of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.


Rodori ~Wanore

Healing of the world

Barasano Indigenous People

A filmmaking by los Jaguares del Yurupari

The Payes of the Barasano people in the Pira Parana River of the Colombian Amazon show and explain the path of shamanic thought and the need to heal the world to maintain natural balance and healthy life.



Dance to keep the planet spinning

Wiwa Indigenous People

A filmmaking by Bunkuaneyuman Comunicaciones

Where the Sagas or wise women of the Wiwa people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta show and explain why singing and dancing is a form of communication with the spirits of the universe and a way of giving them back so there are no imbalances or diseases.