Dream of Mara'akame
| Sat 24th June 1.30pm @ ADDISON RD COMMUNITY CENTRE, MARRICKVILLE
| Join us for the launch of the Addison Road Picture House with the extraordinary new film, Dream of Mara’akame/ Sueño de Mara’akame (Mexico).
Winner of Best First Feature at Morelia Film Festival, Mara’akame’s Dream is a striking tale of the role of ancient tradition in modern life.
Nieri is a young Huichol indian who dreams of running away with his band to make it big in Mexico City. What Nieri doesn’t yet understand is the weight of his father’s plan for him. Being the son of a Mara’akame (Huichol shaman) he must rise to his ancestral obligations and find the Blue Deer in his dreams in order to become a Mara’kame himself.
Nieri must feel the weight of his own decisions in order to fulfil his destiny.
With striking cinematic beauty Mara’akame’s Dream brings us remarkably closer to glimpsing the magical world of the Huichol.
Feature | Mexico | 2016 | 90min
Austin International Film Festival of the Americas 2017
Won Best Feature Film for Audience Award and Special Mention awards
Morelia International Film Festival 2016
Won Best First Feature for Mexican Feature Prize
Chicago International Film Festival 2016
Nominated Gold Hugo, New Directors Competition
Presented as part of Pachamama Festival 2017 and supported by Inner West Council’s Open Inner West
The Addison Road Picture House has been supported by the Inner West Council through the Stronger Communities Fund
About the Huichol
The Huichol people of Mexico are said to be the last tribe in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions. They practise a belief that we are luminous beings with love at the core of our being.
Read more about the Huichol people Here