Awareness Film Night will open its 19th season of monthly documentary screenings on October 9 with the film The Sacred Science.
This movie follows eight brave souls as they leave the developed world behind in search of deeper answers to their “incurable” chronic illnesses such as; Parkinsons, cancer, diabetes, alcoholism and depression.
Living in seclusion for one month in the heart of the Amazon jungle, these men and women take part in the powerful healing practices of Peru’s indigenous medicine men and women, working with centuries-old plant remedies and spiritual disciplines.
In their most desperate hour, these patients are forced to confront not only their physical ailments, but their own spiritual and psychological barriers in the process.
Five will return with real results, two will return disappointed and one won’t come back at all.
Director Nick Polizzi notes, “My team and I have witnessed events and insights that have surpassed our wildest expectations and we have worked tirelessly to craft a viewing experience that will bring audiences the same sense of wonder and amazement that we experienced ourselves.We had done our homework and were well-aware of the knowledge and skills of the medicine men we were working with but in reality we had no idea what we were in for.”
Showtime is at 7 p.m. at the Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd. Admission is by donation. For more information on upcoming films go to: www.awarenessfilmnight.ca