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SOLD OUT! The Medicine Documentary: Special Screening Nov 8th

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10.59 – $30.59
The Medicine Documentary

San Francisco Psychedelic Society presents a one night only screening of The Medicine Documentary

Friday, November 8th: 7PM

The Haven: 3007 Telegraph Ave, Oakland?

Purchase tickets:?

$10-20 sliding scale?

$30 supporter ticket with preferred seating.?

Limited scholarship tickets available- contact us for details.?

This film reveals the hidden mysteries of one of nature?s most powerful and controversial healing remedies- Ayahuasca. It is a documentary about Amazonian shamanism, introducing Taita Juanito Guerillmo Chindoy Chindoy, both a teacher and student of the sacred plant medicine.?

As Ayahuasca gains popularity in the West, this film explores the science as well as the lore behind the plant and why it is used to heal. It follows former NFL Safety Kerry Rhodes, and actress Anna Lynne McCord, as they drink with the Taita experiencing Ayahuasca for the first time in its true tradition.

Humanity faces an unprecedented rise in addiction, insecurity and disease, perhaps the cure does lie within the arms of Mother Nature.

?We practice the medicine to return to the origin of creation and the origin of life.? -Taita Juanito

After the screening we will have a deep dive Q&A with the director of the film moderated by Bia Labate, executive director of Chacruna.net. We will have a raffle sponsored by Bear Blend and Absolute Extracts. Shinan Visionary Arts will have a table with artwork and jewelry from the Amazon Rainforest.


Taita is a title given to spiritual leaders of the Inga people in the Amazon. They are descendants of the Inca. The title is revered and respected, earned through years of study under the grandfather elders. Most students are anointed the title of Taita in their forties or fifties.?

Taita Juanito Guillermo Chindoy Chindoy was named Taita in his teens, making him one of the youngest spiritual leaders in Colombia. Taita Juanito began studying the medicine when he was a child. As an ethnobotanist and doctor of the indigenous community of the Colombian Amazon, the Taita walks the path of the Yag? (Ayahuasca), continuing his family?s long lineage of healing.??



?Farzin Toussi is an Iranian American television producer. He is the founder of Alibi New Media, a full service production company that has produced both reality and digital programming.?

Recently, Farzin served as an Executive Producer on branded content series for Marriott International called Open Invitation, which followed Bill Rancic, around the world eating and experiencing new destinations. Prior to this, he served as Executive Producer on Intuit?s digital series Small Business Big Game, where the winner of the series was awarded a commercial during the Super Bowl. Farzin was Co-Executive Producer of Unsealed: Alien Files & Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, with over 100 episodes, it currently runs on Netflix.?

Farzin produced NBC?s first scripted, branded original series as well as producing Coastal Dreams, and the first two seasons of In Gayle We Trust. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years with networks such as Netflix, ABC, NBC, FOX, History Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, MSNBC, A&E, and many more.

About the moderator:

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist who immigrated to the U.S. in 2017. She?has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, and religion.?She is Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines?(http://chacruna.net), an organization that provides?public education about psychedelic plant medicines and?promotes a?bridge between the ceremonial use of?sacred plants?and psychedelic science.?She is?Adjunct Faculty?at the East-West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, and?Visiting Professor at the?Center for Research and Post Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Guadalajara. She is also?Public Education and Culture Specialist at the Multidisciplinary?Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).?She is co-founder of the?Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies?(NEIP) in Brazil, and editor of NEIP?s website (http://www.neip.info), as well as editor of the Mexican blog?Drugs, Politics, and Culture(http://drogaspoliticacultura.net). She is author, co-author, and co-editor of twenty-one books, one special-edition journal, and several?peer-reviewed articles (http://bialabate.net).


November 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.59 – $30.59
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