Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir, lecturer and manager at the Fine Art department's video workshop will show the movie A Tree is like a Man / En la maloca de Don William in Mengi on November 25th.

A tree is like a man - En la maloca de Don William is an attempt to touch the otherworld through its edges. Filmmaker Thorbjorg Jonsdottir met Ayahuasquero Don William back in the year 2000 by chance while traveling in the Columbian Amazon. This encounter lead to a collaboration that developed over a decade between the filmmaker and the shaman. Shot on 16mm, the film serves as personal witness to Don William's lifetime relationship to Ayahuasca and other plant medicines that are native to the jungle. With the rainforest a rich labyrinthine background, this portrait is at once intimate and spare, opening up to alternate realities as dense as the jungle itself, with kaleidoscopic multiplicities in both the natural and the spiritual realms. 

Doors open at 20:30, screening at 21:00 
Admission 2.000 kr.

Thorbjorg Jonsdottir is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Iceland. Thorbjorg works primarily in 16mm film, video installation and collage. Her work often deals with the uncanny and the preternatural, as well as examinations of landscapes and their relationship to place.

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