La Gente de La Tierra
"The People of the earth"
Synopsis for the
A seven-part documentary series exploring the unique ways in which the natural world influences the art, culture and spirituality of communities across Peru.
Chapters of the series
The series progresses through seven separate chapters, each suspended along the narrative thread of environmentalism and earth connection. Each presents an intimate window into their worlds, how their lives have been shaped by the environment and their experiences with global climate change.
Pitukiska New year
A Quechuan community in the high Andes gathers for the Andean new year to celebrate the earth mother.
Shipibo-Conibo Plant Healers
A Shipibo curandero family builds a school to teach their traditional plant medicine techniques and songs of healing.
Maras Salt Pans
A multi-generational family works ancient salt pools made by their Incan ancestors producing salt said to cure sickness.
Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca
An Uros family living on a floating island of reeds on the highest navigable lake in the world explores their culture.
La Rinconada Gold Mine
In the highest city on earth gold miners barter with Mother Earth for protection in the mines and a good yield of gold.
The last fishermen of an ancient fishing method threatened by globalization try to preserve their culture.
An exploration of the Amazonian indigenous groups impacted by the rubber industry’s exploitation of the rainforest.