Guadalupe Maravilla & The Sound of Healing

Guadalupe Maravilla & The Sound of Healing

Director: Rafael Salazar, Ava Wiland
Running Time: 10 min
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2022


Sculptor, performer, and sound healer Guadalupe Maravilla combines his personal experiences as a formerly undocumented immigrant and cancer survivor with indigenous knowledge to create new rituals for healing. An impressionistic look at Maravilla’s multifaceted practice and biography, the film follows the celebrated Salvadoran born artist – who immigrated alone from Central America as a child and overcame colon cancer as an adult – as he creates epic cast metal towers at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City and conducts healing “sound baths” for his community. The film was produced by the long-running, Peabody Award-winning documentary non-profit Art21 and directed, shot, and edited by Brooklyn-based Latinx filmmakers Rafael Salazar and Ava Wiland (RAVA Films.)

DCFF Screening Information

Plays in the Changemakers shorts program, sponsored by Doyle’s Public House

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