Juliette of the Herbs

Juliette of the Herbs

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

4:00 pm | $7/$5 members | (1998) | Documentary, Biography, History | 1 hr 15 min

Saturday afternoon’s screening will include a Q&A from from filmmaker Tish Streeten and Wise Woman herbalist and Wolf Clan Teacher, White Feather.

Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Roma, traveller in search of herbal wisdom and pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine. For more than 70 years Juliette lived with the Roma, nomads and peasants of the world, learning the healing arts from these people who live close to nature, and learning from nature herself.

Filmed on location in Greece, Spain, France, Portugal, Switzerland, England and America, and interwoven with Juliette’s vast collection of archival photographs, together with scenes of Romani dancing and Bedouins with their herds, Juliette’s life story is as colorful and exciting as her tremendous wealth of herbal knowledge. Juliette of the Herbs is an inspiring portrait of a remarkable woman.

Both shows will have live discussion with some of the women who have pioneered sharing the wisdom of the herbs and who continue to influence budding herbalists here in the Hudson Valley and around the world.

Juliette of the Herbs from Documentary Educational Resource on Vimeo.