Fernanda Prudencio, University of the West of England
Available for Free and Ticketed Screenings
In the heart of South America lies a land of contrasts and ancient traditions - Bolivia. High up in its mountains, lives a tiny lizard. A whole culture is about to be revealed through this incredible reptile. The Healing Lizard highlights the fragile relationship that exists between nature, tradition and culture, showing the various elements of its complex interaction, which needs to find a balance in order to achieve sustainability. Having the lizard as a common thread, the story is told through three different characters; a biologist, a subsistence farmer and a traditional healer. Each reveals a different perspective of one reality. Science, nature, tradition, belief, faith and culture, are some of the themes that this film explores. Equilibrium and harmony is what a traditional cultures are trying to find, but what happens when harmony and balance breaks down? The Healing Lizard is an engaging and visually stunning film that embarks on a complex journey, told through the story of a tiny creature.
Jackson Hole WILD
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