PERU: SACRED GEOGRAPHY
PERU: SACRED GEOGRAPHY (USA, 2006, 47 min.)
At a time when indigenous traditions throughout the world are being lost, the pan-Andean culture found in South America continues to thrive. In Peru: Sacred Geography, part of the ‘Light at the Edge of the World’ series, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis accompanies villagers from the town of Chinchero, Peru, as they make the trek to the annual Qoyllur Riti festival, which attracts more than 25,000 people a year across the Andes Mountains. A rich illustration of beautiful rituals, this festival showcases the cultural fusion of pan-Andean culture. The customs date as far back as the ancient Incas and Spanish Conquistadors, and are an eclectic mix of Inca and Catholic tradition. Contributing historical perspective, Davis and other experts provide insight into the development of this vibrant culture, which emphasizes the vital relationship between humans and the earth. Hosted by Wade Davis. Directed by Andrew Gregg and produced by 90th Parallel Film and Television Productions, Ltd. Courtesy Smithsonian Networks.
Introduced by Janine Ferretti, Chief, Environmental Safeguards Unit, Inter-American Development Bank. Discussion with Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
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