The Ramirez family, who are originally from La Laguna Seca, in the state of Jalisco, along with the elders of the Wixarika territory of San Andrés Cohamiata, requested us to make the documentary, and offered to show the world the intimacy of their ceremonies and the urgency of protecting this millennial dialogue with nature.
José Luis “Urramuire” Ramirez, star of the documentary, is a marakame, spiritual guide and healer, musician and artist who has guided his family and his people faithfully, guarding the ancestral heritage of their culture and worldview transmitted from generation to generation. Playing his instruments and sharing his songs, he has traveled many places carrying the message that allows all people to return to the path of respect and harmony with life.
The Ramirez family is formed by Jose Luis Ramirez “Orramuire,” Maria Teresa “Turama,” Clemente “Uweni Temai,” Enrique, Carmela, Graciela, Roberto Ignacio,, Jose, Daisy, Fran, Azael and Eliasar, and an extended family filled with light and song.
“We as a family have an important responsibility to our people and our culture. That is why we asked that this movie be made. For you to understand the importance of our sacred sites, such as Wirikuta. Thank you, Universe.”