The Witness | Film Screening

Sat 16th June | 8.30pm

Witness | 2018 | Argentina | 83min

Addison Road Picture House 142 Addison Road Marrickville

Indigenous stories from around the world have long spoken about ‘star people’ who have revealed themselves to shamans or medicine men through visions. This is the extraordinary story of one such event in modern times of a famous encounter of a young boy named Juan in the north-east of Argentina in the 1970’s. Since that time Juan has lived a solitary existence on a remote farm, ridiculed and unable to come to terms with his experience.

The filmmaker together with the help of famous astrophysicist Jacques Vallée and Guarani Indigenous elders, begin an epic journey to help Juan in understanding the deep meaning of his close encounter.

4pm Yarn Session

Join the Yarn Australia’s ‘Night Sky Storytelling‘ session at 4pm. Come listen to Australia’s First Peoples’ stories from local elders about the different constellations in the night sky and their cultural significance to Indigenous peoples in Australia. Entry to the yarn session is by donation.

Presented as part of Pachamama Festival 2018 and supported by Inner West Council’s Open Inner West.