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The Shipibo Conibo Center is constituted in the spirit of artist and filmmaker Leonor Caraballo to continue her work in this field by means of a broad unconventional approach that distinguished her throughout her life, death and artistic practice.

Caraballo’s interest in these subjects started when she was introduced to shamanism and plant medicine travelling the Amazon and up and down the Ucayali River during the making of the feature film Icaros: A Vision.

Having been diagnosed with a terminal disease prior to the shoot, she never backed away from dedicating herself to the project until the very end, animated by a superior degree of urgency: acknowledging the power of plants and the contemporary relevance of indigenous wisdom is the only way to change the jeopardized future of the Amazon – itself like a dying patient.

Icaros is the seed, the first major project of collaboration with indigenous artists, activists and healers which is germinating into the ideas behind the Shipibo Conibo Center.

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