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An Ancient Discovery in Peru

Nov 10, 2015 | 546 videos
Video by Paul Redman, Tim Lewis

In the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, there exists an enormous face carved into stone cliffs—it's one of many ancient sacred sites to the indigenous Harakbut people. This short documentary, The Reunion, follows a group of Harakbut as they explore their past. They hope that discovery of these ancient monuments could help prevent the exploration for gold and petroleum that are encroaching upon their territories.

 

This film is a part of the project If Not Us Then Who, which aims to communicate the personal stories of indigenous peoples as they battle to protect their cultures. It was produced by Handcrafted Films.

Via Aeon Video

Author: Nadine Ajaka

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