The Quechua / directed and produced by Carlos Pasini.

This film is set in a community of peasant agriculturalists 2 1/4 miles above sea level in the southern Peruvian Andes. Concentrating on a single family, the film explores aspects of religious and secular life. The first part of the film shows a pilgrimage to a Christian sanctuary situated close to...

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Other Authors: Pasini, Carlos (Director, Producer), Edwards, Mark (Narrator), Sallnow, Michael J., 1949-1990 (Contributor)
Format: Video
Language:Quechua
Published: London : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974.
Series:Disappearing world
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Summary:This film is set in a community of peasant agriculturalists 2 1/4 miles above sea level in the southern Peruvian Andes. Concentrating on a single family, the film explores aspects of religious and secular life. The first part of the film shows a pilgrimage to a Christian sanctuary situated close to the residence of the most powerful of the Central Andean mountain spirits (Apus) illustrating the syncretism of Catholic and pre-Hispanic local religious traditions. In the second part of the film we see a fertility rite for sheep, and the attempts of certain members of the community to procure government assistance for a motor road to the village which would link them more closely with the rest of Peruvian society. This film portrays the Quechua of the village of Camahuara as being in a sense sealed off from the rest of the world, but it also shows how their way of life is integrated with the Peruvian economy. It has been criticised for emphasising that the desire for change is coming from inside the traditional society rather than being forced on it from without.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014).
Physical Description:1 online resource (53 min.).
Playing Time:00:52:57
Access:Access restricted to authorised ANU staff and students.
Language:This edition in Quechua and English with English subtitles.