The San Bernardino Public Library will host a screening of Shamanic Trekker with filmmaker Emmanuel Itier on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library at 555 W. 6th Street. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Itier.
Shamanic Trekker is a journey to the source of Shamanism in Peru, the indigenous Q’ero tribe located in the High Andes mountain region. The Q’ero are the last of the Incas – a tribe of 600 who sought refuge at altitudes about 14,000 feet in order to escape the conquering conquistadors. For 500 years the Q’ero elders have preserved a sacred prophecy of a great change, or “pachacuti,” in which the world would be turned right-side-up, harmony and order would be restored, and chaos and disorder ended. The Q’ero have served as the caretakers of the rites and prophecies of their Inca ancestors.
The filmmakers received the rights directly from the tribe of Q’ero shamans and traveled to the secret sacred ritual locations known to the tribe for centuries. They also explored the way indigenous Shamans interact with the “spiritual tourism” industry.
In addition to his documentary series, Emmanuel Itier is an experienced feature film producer. He directed the thriller Tell me no Lies and the horror film Scarecrow. Itier acted as a co-producer and financing consultant for Johnny Mnemonic, Another 9 1/2 weeks, Shattered Image, ‘The Dentist, and Progeny.
In 2013 Itier executive-produced Red Passage, a drama filmed in Hong Kong, which entered the film festival circuit in 2014. He also directed and co-wrote an action picture for The Asylum, ATTILA, with ultimate fighter star Cheik Kongo.
Itier has also been a successful music and film journalist for rock magazines, French TV networks, and the Internet for the last twenty five years. He grew up in France and moved to the USA twenty five years ago.
In 2012, Itier completed the Peace documentary The Invocation, narrated by Sharon Stone, with Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and many other worldwide peace activists.
FEMME-Women Healing the World was released in late 2013, earning several awards around the world. He was recently elected as the first president of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace.
Mr. Itier is now directing five documentaries “in order to keep making Peace, one movie at a time”, he says. This new series is called The Universalis Collection: Documentaries for a Conscious Humanity.