Saturday 23rd March, 5.30pm, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk on “Shamanism in Brazil” before the film, The Dead and the Others.
Francesca Fois is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Salford – Manchester from February 2018. Francesca’s doctoral research undertaken at Newcastle University explored alternative spaces such as intentional spiritual communities drawing upon ethnographic research. Since 2012, Francesca has been collaborating with Terra Mirim, a shamanic community located in Bahia, Brazil, and has organised a series of public events about sustainable communal living and shamanism in the UK and Italy with members of the community (https://www.xamam.org/t-en). Francesca has been supporting Terra Mirim environmental activism and their recent mobilisation against the construction of a landfill in a protected area of the Atlantic Forest in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador (Bahia).