Whenever Terence McKenna came to town he would always thank the audience for coming to listen to him, but would also always point out that everyone that you needed to meet was already in that room with you.
So in that spirit, please come out and meet all the people in the audience that are waiting for you and join us for the inaugural screening of ‘Soldiers of the Vine: Healing War Trauma with Plant Medicine’ followed by a special Q&A panel. The film features six American Veterans that go to Peru to explore a 10-day plant dieta (Ayahuasca and other plant medicines) to treat PTSD.
The panel consists Mitch Schultz, the producer of Soldiers of the Vine, who will be the moderator, Ian Benouis, organizer of the project, Chris Schickedanz, who went to Peru and Jeremiah Looney who was unable to travel to Peru, but has participated in numerous ayahuasca and other medicine ceremonies with veterans. Please stay tuned to see if some other special invited guests will be able to make it to town.
“Veterans in this country commit suicide at a rate twice of the general population. This is a wake-up call—our mental hospitals are filled with Veterans, our homeless shelters are filled with Veterans, our prisons are filled with Veterans, …with many of them denied the health benefits that they’ve earned with many veterans dying before the VA gets around to answering the claim.”
Come out and Support the film!
*A $20 minimum cash donation is suggested at the event. Donations will help finish paying for the last retreat costs to Carlos, the shaman who treated the veterans. Any extra funding will go towards more Veterans having access to plant medicine!
Volunteers needed for the following:
*Room set-up (chairs)
*Greeter (help with taking donations and providing change)
Please let us know if you’re interested in helping with the event!
Written, Photographed, Edited & Directed by Charles Shaw
Produced by Mitch Schultz & Dimitri Mugianis
Featuring: Ian Benouis, Matt Kahl Barry Richardson, Dakota Blue Serna, Jeremiah Shattuck, Chris Schickedanz, Carlos, Juan and Alberto Chavez, Roberto Plata
Music by Micky Hart, Moreno M. Margherita, Michael Garfield, Medasin, Tony Anderson, R. Sakomoto
Special Thanks: Ian Benouis, Maria Teresa Chavez, Rak Razam, Casey William Hardison, Raj Lahoti, Tambo Illusion, Sugar Shack LA, Siku Ogunsanya, Aimee St Charles Kahl, Melissa Richardson, Joseph Peter Barsuglia Ph.D, Dan Engle MD, Kathleen Chard, Ph.D.
Filmed in Taropoto, Peru, Tijuana, Mexico, and Denver Colorado