In the native Quechua language of the Andes, Hananpacha means “the world above.” This breathtaking visual portrait of the region around Puno, Perú captures a landscape more than two miles above sea level on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable body of water in the world. Known as the “capital of Peruvian folklore,” and home to numerous indigenous communities that maintain strong traditions of dance, weaving and cuisine, the altiplano region around Puno also boasts pre-Inca and Inca ruins and wildlife, such as the majestic condor. Featuring spectacular aerial photography, Hananpacha is a strictly visual film with no narration or dialogue, allowing the people, land and creatures of this unique place to speak for themselves. Produced by Carlos and José Vallejos.
Introduced by Rock Wheeler, Co-Director, Andean Film Project.