Esas voces que curan
Voices that Heal

Delia Ackerman, Heather Greer

Peru, Documentary, 2011
46 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, Shipibo with English subtitles


The Shipibo-Conibo people have lived in the Peruvian Amazon for over 4,000 years, passing on their knowledge of plants and sacred songs from one generation to the next. Esas voces que curan tells the story of a Shipibo shaman and her family, and of their struggle to keep their traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. Esas voces que curan has screened in official selection at Festival de Cine de Lima, The Oaxaca International Independent Film and Video Festival, and the London Latin American Film Festival.


North American Premiere


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Lima, Peru native Delia Ackerman received her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences at the University of Lima in 1986 and a Masters in Journalism from New York’s Columbia University. She has worked as a journalist for Caretas and América Televisión and has collaborated on projects with Time

Magazine and National Geographic. Her other films include Senor de Pachacamac (1993), The Medicine of Forgiveness (2001), Seeking the Light (2006) and The King of the Desert is Dying (2008).

Heather Greer is an award-winning filmmaker and multimedia artist based in New York. She has been an adjunct professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Programs at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for the past nine years. Her past works have included the documentary The Gentleman from Shanghai and The F Word for which she was the cinematographer and was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.


Producer: Delia Ackerman, Heather Greer, Douglass Sims
Production Companies: FilFilms, BlackTartan
Cinematographer: Heather Greer
Editor: Javier Arciniega
Sound Design: Guillermo Palacios
Music: Augustin-Fernandez Family

Print Source: Heather Greer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Saturday, April 28 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free