Films for festivals - Promotion and film festival strategiesFilms for festivals - Promotion and film festival strategies

The Sacred Family

Documentary | 90' | 2022 | Spain - Scotland (U.K)

Directed by: Borja Alcalde
Produced by: Nura Productions


“A road movie documentary about a peruvian family of shamans in searching for balance in the modern world”

Carmen and Sergio are ordinary parents with three teenage kids, juggling the pressures of
family and work. They live in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, and they work as guides during ayahuasca ceremonies.
Their belief in the healing power of nature is at odds with the family’s growing addiction to technology – smartphones, videogames and Netflix. So they buy an old camper van and take a road trip to the Amazon rainforest, where they used to live, in order to ask nature how to find balance in the modern world. But with the van needing constant repair, and no Wi-Fi to distract the kids, the 1000-mile journey becomes the ultimate test for their relationship.


"Special Mention of Jury" - Mediteran Film Festival, October 2023 (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Words of Jury:
''Travelling is not only a part of life but the life itself. To change the world means to change yourself.  In this film, we witness a truth that takes hold of us more and more and relentlessly places us in a world where man becomes a machine or a device..."
"Sacred Family" teaches us about simplicity, about poetry and reality.