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March 8: 'Mapuche Medicine Meets Modernity'

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Mapuche medicine

See a screening of the documentary film, “Pu Ruka Lawen” ("Traditional Knowledge: Mapuche Medicine Meets Modernity"), on Tuesday, March 8, 4-6 p.m. at the Lydeen Library, Rolfe Hall 4302. The Mapuche, indigenous inhabitants of Chile and Argentina, continue to use traditional medicine with spiritual healers and medicinal plants.

The screening, presented by the UCLA Latin America Institute’s Center for Southern Cone Studies and the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, follows with a roundtable discussion of Mapuche medicine with Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Vives and James Cooper, professor at California Western School of Law, San Diego.

A reception concludes the event, which is free and open to the general public.

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