Documentary on the history and work of the research center Takiwasi, based in the High Amazon region of Peru. The center uses Traditional Amazonian Medicine combined with Western psychology to achieve a high success rate in the treatment of severe drug addiction, depression and other ailments with patients from around the globe as well as from the local community. Takiwasi relies on a multinational staff of western-trained doctors, psychologists, molecular biologists and therapists as well as traditional healers and specialists in Amazonian cultures. The center promotes a message of integration and articulation of western science and traditional methods to produce a therapeutic protocol aimed at the best possible results for their patients. Takiwasi also receives researchers and visitors looking for a better understanding of these ancient methods and seeking personal growth.
Photographer and Editor: Ricardo D'Aguiar Additional Photography: Christopher Zahlten Directed by: Christopher Zahlten & Ricardo D'Aguiar Recorded in Tarapoto, Peru / Paris, France / Buenos Aires, Argentina.
director of the Takiwasi center, discusses Ayahuasca, shamanism, western curiosity and new myths -- added in 11/05/2007