Helen: through the looking glass
A documentary directed by Chrystèle Marie.
Helen was born blind.In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, she experiences the “ayawaska”, or the sacred plant thanks to Luis ‚a local shaman This plant has been used for centuries by the people of the forest .During a night ceremony it is taken as an aid to see” beyond the visible”. Will Helen be able to get visions with the help of this plant ?She is deprived of the sight and of images of the world , therefore, will she be able to have an inner view and is it possible to see when one has never seen? Throughout this experience of perception , on the verge of visible combined with the invisible, one has to wonder how we use our senses and how we perceive reality?