Roberto and his team of filmmakers and anthropologists are engaged in a crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds to make a documentary about Salvia divinorum.
The aim of the project is to spread greater awareness of the potential of Salvia for its transformative properties and how its impacted the lives of people. This has become more urgent has the Mexican authorities are discussing making Salvia illegal. Salvia has gotten a lot of negative attention that has been fuelled by bad press, silly you tube videos and mostly fear mongering of people who do not understand what Salvia is.
This documentary will provide much needed insight into Salvia that has never been discussed by the media/politicians.
I strongly encourage everyone to contribute whatever they can to help make this documentary the best it can be. $5, $10 whatever you can.
Roberto López Mélinchon: Born in Peru. Studied social psychology in Lima and visual anthropology in Barcelona. He has experience in social and transcultural research as well as in documentary and photo production. He has worked in Istanbul, India, Barcelona, Cuzco and Mexico as a researcher and documentalist. His latest work has focused on traditional medicine and medicinal plants.
Litay Ortega: Born in Mexico. She studied cinematography, social anthropology and visual anthropology. In 2011 she founded Tlazocamati, a collective of ethnographic cinema which addresses traditional medicine, music, and everyday life. Today she combines working as a professional editor with the production of independent documentaries.