FOLLOWING THE INVITATION FROM MACHIGUENGA TRIBE ELDERS, A SMALL TEAM OF WESTERNERS TRAVELS TO PERUVIAN AMAZON WITH INTENTION TO UNDERSTAND AND SHARE THE MACHIGUENGA MESSAGE WITH THE MODERN WORLD.
PACHA KUTI: Return of the Machiguenga is a feature length documentary that gives voice to indigenous Machiguenga people, currently driven out of their homeland in Manú National Park of Peruvian Amazon as a result of corporate and corrupt government interests. At unprecedented risk of extinction is Machiguenga people’s precious knowledge of rainforest plants. Their knowledge gives the modern world hope to cure previously incurable diseases while at the same time urges humanity to evolve into a new relationship with mother Earth.
Following the invitation from Machiguenga tribe elders, four westerners travel to Peruvian Amazon with intention to understand and share the Machiguenga message with the modern world. Their guides are Jabin – a Spanish-born Machiguenga-adopted curandero, and Melchior – a Machiguenga elder and medicine man. The journey takes the team on an adventure into the world of plant intelligence, jungle spirits and ancient knowledge, with hopes to bring new tools of consciousness for modern world.