Pledge for visualization of ‘Aya – Awakenings’

Author and journalist Rak Razaam is currently working on a visualization of his book ‘Aya’. This ‘video book’ merges narration gleaned from select chapters of the book with interviews and innovative sound design, taking the audience on a journey into the jungles of Peru, where the practice of traditional shamanism has an unbroken lineage to the present day. The documentary utilizes interviews with practicing curanderos, and incorporates traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and video recorded in Peru, mixed with traditional patterns to reproduce the visions seen through the ayahuasca trance.

Funds are necessary to pay animators and editors as well as covering operating costs in getting the video clips finished and released to the public.

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