Brothers and Sisters
I have just finished a documentary of Mapia during the millenium time. Because of the agreement with Mapia ($10 for the project there per video) the price of the video is $30 including shipping. For a copy send payment and address to Forest Queen Expeditions, 9908 Spicewood Mesa, Austin TX 78759 or call me 512 848-6903. Also tour for Paulo's birthday. I could use some help in building a web connection for Mapia via satellite. Love and Blessings to All Jerry
Content of the Mapia 2000 video (in order) 63 minutes
Opens with river scenes down stream of Mapia River homes, field and nature.
Audio is Mastre Irineu #29 and #30 "Sun, Moon, Stars" and "I must love that Light".
Shot of the Queen Tree and the Vine follow.
Next Scene opens in church Christmas Eve with candlelight accapella prayerful hymn. Close-ups of those there from 13 countries, elders, young people, people of the Amazon, and visitors. Audio matches.
Mad. Rita singing at the altar when Pad. Alfredo arrives in church for his birthday official work. Mad. Rita glows. Audio #5 Cura II "Humming-bird" and unknown Hymn possibly from Alfredo Hinnario. Dancing in the church close-ups of altar Mad. Rita and Pad. Alfredo and Pad. Alex.
Fernando (highly respected elder of Mapia) talks about the Santo Daime and it's ancient traditions. River scenes with children, passing under a log in the canoe. Large beautiful bird flys along the river.
Fernando explains the fechio process (the making of the Santo Daime) in terms of an initiation for those who are involved. See bundles of Jagubi being carried into the village, cleaning Jagubi, Pounding and shredding the vine for use, Santo Daime cooking and receiving finished Daime. Filling a pot with shredded Jagubi and Queen leaves.
Gong opening Jan. 5, 2000 With an unknown beautiful hymn, elder gentlemen (the most elder I believe), shots of the ladies side. Flower, shots of using a bull with sled, young person riding a bull in square at the general kitchen. Grandchildren of Pad. Sabastiao jumping from the bridge and swimming. Buying fruit from the boatman.
Night view New Years Eve dancing, rain in the rainforest, dancing, the river below the general kitchen, and the main bridge with preserve sign. Exquisite footage upstream from Mapia. Unknown hymns (2). 800+/- New Years eve dancing in the church. Audio Mastre Irineu #66 St. John. Continuing upstream from Mapia river footage places where the canopy had collapsed. Lady washing clothes (sneakers) along river, awesome banks of moss and more of the National Forest Preserve Santo Daime is responsible for over 1.5 million acres and 2 native Indian Tribes. Wide views of dancing in the church and Joseph (youngest son of Pad. Sabastiao) playing accordion.
Violin soloist with shots of local Indian tribesmen thatching a building at Pad. Alfredo's Terreiro
Young people doing an African martial art using sticks and drumming.
Close up of Pad. Alfredo and church signing and dancing Mastre Irineu # 99 "I Know where my Father is" Star in front of the church and Cruzeiro (the double cross). Scenes of a Baptism of 3 children and 2 adults (1 is Suill of USA). Butterfly under the cross and dancing.
More footage of the Nature Preserve we protect, Audio Cruzeirino #120 "I ask". Mad. Rita and Pad. Paulo with wife and daughters.
Cura II #6 "God is for everyone" Mad. Rita at Pad. Sabastiao's tomb. Very narrow passages further upstream jumping logs in the river our pilot for the river footage and crew. Audio Cruzierinho #121 "This Force".
Audio #122 "Whoever seeks this House." Close up of Pad. Valdette (Pad. Sabastiao's oldest son) with fireworks outside the church. More river and dancing.
Testimony of an environmental professional. 2 Brazilian sisters and a German guitarist (Alex) Photo in Mad. Rita's home of Pad. Sabastiao shots in the church with Pads. Alfredo, Paulo, and Alex.
Testimony of Fernando's Brother Flavio a computer programmer in Mapia. Deeply touching testimony.
Audio Mastre Irineu # 17 "Next to my Mother". Dancing, address for copies of this tape, Mad. Rita at the altar, signing in at church, flowers, and children with balloons, young people giving thumbs up after a works.
Closes with silent river scenes.
God Bless all our brothers and sisters
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