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Borja Alcalde comes from Basque country and has been living in Scotland for the past 20 years. As an emerging filmmaker, his own psychedelic soul searching led him to the Family and allowed him to create this extremely intimate documentary following their journey to find balance. While Borja has been directing short content for many years, he wanted to dive more deeply into a full story. The story of shamans Carmen and Sergio and their 3 children evolved naturally and they all felt a mutual desire to collaborate in sharing it.

Borja initially visited the Sacred Valley of Peru to find answers for himself through the Amazon and it’s plant medicine. In his own journey of self-development, he found this unique family in Urubamba and truly connected with something deeper than his own journey. As they grew closer, they all felt that they had something to be done together. Borja’s small crew and the family take a roadtrip to the Amazon and share the challenges and revelations of trying to find balance between ancestral beliefs and family life while living in the world immersed in technology.

Borja explains that the film and the road trip only came to fruition after he had become part of the family, about 3.5 years after meeting. The level of trust and authenticity they established cleared the lens for Borja to share the rawness of their experiences and lessons.

The questions that come up when we ask “How do the natural world and technology find balance within one another?” are not just for a shamanic family, but for everyone. While La Sagrada Familia intimately follows the relationship of Carman and Sergio as well as the growth of their 3 children, it brought out the reality of the challenges that arise in today’s world. We undoubtedly live in a world with Facebook, Fortnite, and cell phones, so how can we stay connected to our ancestral roots and nature? The film ended up turning toward a glimpse into how this disconnection from nature related to a disconnection from family, but you’ll need to see it to discover what they ultimately learned.

Especially in places like Peru, accessibility and technology have led to misuse and abuse of plants. This shamanic tourism has been evolving into something so far from its roots, and this film takes viewers on a journey through both ends of that spectrum: the digital and the divine.

Sp, with a camera following the family around, what did they learn about staying true to Self while being immersed in a world that has so much attached to technology?

They followed their figurative roadmap, but flowed with the unpredictability of how the experience unfolded. Life, basically.

From Borja’s perspective the whole family (and himself) learned about culture and identity. They learned that we are in control to make changes, direct our own paths, and discover our personal truth without all the outside influence dictating it for us. The temptation and ease of getting lost will always be there, yet it’s ultimately in our own personal power to stay connected to what’s important.

In this interview, Borja and Gina talk about being connected within while being so connected to everything else. He says that the experience showed him that we need to intentionally take the time to really disconnect and reestablish our relationships with the nurturing and grounding of nature. In those intentional times, we remember what is important and recognize the moments where we feel truly present.

You’ll need to watch the film to see what answers they found in the Amazon. Even as a family of shamans in the Sacred Valley of Peru, there was much that was too hidden to see amidst Facebook, video games, and the digital world so easily accessible in Urubamba. La Sagrada Familia film questions, “How do we create and maintain a family in today’s world?”, and asks us to explore the unique path we travel on as individuals within a family unit in the greater perspective of the world.

The film is currently in its final stages of mixing and is close to completion, but has a small budget gap that needs to be filled to reach their goals and get the documentary out in its best form. Yanantin World, the Scottish production company being La Sagrada Familia, has launched a one month Kickstarter Campaign (La Sagrada Familia Film) to support their final push. They’ve poured not only their heart and souls into creating this documentary, but also gathered an all-star team for editing, sound, production and a soundtrack by Juana Molina.

Borja hopes viewers will watch the film and discover a different way to experience reality and take control of our lives, especially when it’s being torn from us by technology.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lasagradafamilia/la-sagrada-familia-film

Film: https://www.lasagradafamilia.film/
Borja Alcalde comes from Basque country and has been living in Scotland for the past 20 years. As an emerging filmmaker, his own psychedelic soul searching led him to the Family and allowed him to create this extremely intimate documentary following their journey to find balance. While Borja has been directing short content for many years, he wanted to dive more deeply into a full story. The story of shamans Carmen and Sergio and their 3 children evolved naturally and they all felt a mutual desire to collaborate in sharing it.

Borja initially visited the Sacred Valley of Peru to find answers for himself through the Amazon and it’s plant medicine. In his own journey of self-development, he found this unique family in Urubamba and truly connected with something deeper than his own journey. As they grew closer, they all felt that they had something to be done together. Borja’s small crew and the family take a roadtrip to the Amazon and share the challenges and revelations of trying to find balance between ancestral beliefs and family life while living in the world immersed in technology.

Borja explains that the film and the road trip only came to fruition after he had become part of the family, about 3.5 years after meeting. The level of trust and authenticity they established cleared the lens for Borja to share the rawness of their experiences and lessons.

The questions that come up when we ask “How do the natural world and technology find balance within one another?” are not just for a shamanic family, but for everyone. While La Sagrada Familia intimately follows the relationship of Carman and Sergio as well as the growth of their 3 children, it brought out the reality of the challenges that arise in today’s world. We undoubtedly live in a world with Facebook, Fortnite, and cell phones, so how can we stay connected to our ancestral roots and nature? The film ended up turning toward a glimpse into how this disconnection from nature related to a disconnection from family, but you’ll need to see it to discover what they ultimately learned.

Especially in places like Peru, accessibility and technology have led to misuse and abuse of plants. This shamanic tourism has been evolving into something so far from its roots, and this film takes viewers on a journey through both ends of that spectrum: the digital and the divine.

Sp, with a camera following the family around, what did they learn about staying true to Self while being immersed in a world that has so much attached to technology?

They followed their figurative roadmap, but flowed with the unpredictability of how the experience unfolded. Life, basically.

From Borja’s perspective the whole family (and himself) learned about culture and identity. They learned that we are in control to make changes, direct our own paths, and discover our personal truth without all the outside influence dictating it for us. The temptation and ease of getting lost will always be there, yet it’s ultimately in our own personal power to stay connected to what’s important.

In this interview, Borja and Gina talk about being connected within while being so connected to everything else. He says that the experience showed him that we need to intentionally take the time to really disconnect and reestablish our relationships with the nurturing and grounding of nature. In those intentional times, we remember what is important and recognize the moments where we feel truly present.

You’ll need to watch the film to see what answers they found in the Amazon. Even as a family of shamans in the Sacred Valley of Peru, there was much that was too hidden to see amidst Facebook, video games, and the digital world so easily accessible in Urubamba. La Sagrada Familia film questions, “How do we create and maintain a family in today’s world?”, and asks us to explore the unique path we travel on as individuals within a family unit in the greater perspective of the world.

The film is currently in its final stages of mixing and is close to completion, but has a small budget gap that needs to be filled to reach their goals and get the documentary out in its best form. Yanantin World, the Scottish production company being La Sagrada Familia, has launched a one month Kickstarter Campaign (La Sagrada Familia Film) to support their final push. They’ve poured not only their heart and souls into creating this documentary, but also gathered an all-star team for editing, sound, production and a soundtrack by Juana Molina.

Borja hopes viewers will watch the film and discover a different way to experience reality and take control of our lives, especially when it’s being torn from us by technology.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lasagradafamilia/la-sagrada-familia-film

Film: https://www.lasagradafamilia.film/

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