Documentary Feature in Development
Directed by Eugenio del Bosque G.
Wed January 30th, 2019
Texas Folklife Gallery
1708 Houston St
Austin, TX 78756
$10 General Admission
FREE for Texas Folklife members (use promo code)
Join us for this exclusive opportunity to view sample footage of the documentary and learn about the background story of peyote dealing in Texas from film director Eugenio del Bosque G.
In deep South Texas near the US–Mexico border, four Mexican-American individuals are the only government-licensed peyote dealers in the United States who can legally sell the plant to members of the Native American Church. The peyote cactus is used by members of the Church as sacrament in their religious ceremonies. Considered a controlled substance, peyote trade is closely monitored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Tens of thousands of plants are harvested every year on privately owned land, but supply is threatened by land development, over harvesting, poaching, politics, climate change, and the vanishing of the tradition of the peyote dealers.
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Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on the street immediately in front of the building, and 1710 Houston St (located next door). Overflow parking is available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use the spaces in the back or on the South side of the Recycled Reads building. Texas Folklife is not responsible for towed vehicles, please park at your own risk and obey the neighborhood parking restrictions signs.
This program is made possible in part by support from the board and members of Texas Folklife, the Texas Commission on the Arts with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.