El Regalo de la Pachamama
A film by Toshifumi Matsushita.
Saturday, July 18, 20099:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Los Angeles, CA 90095
At Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni (Salt Lake), where many families work with salt, a 13-year-old boy named Kunturi lives a traditional Quechua life with his family. His life begins to change when his father takes him on his first trip with the llama caravan. For three months he travels the Ruta de la Sal, exchanging blocks of salt his father and other villagers have chipped from the lake, for other needed goods. He learns from experiences he encounters along the way, including meeting Ulala, the most beautiful girl he could ever imagine. They feel the stirrings of first love as they share the same dream: to run together across the immense white sea that is the Salar de Uyuni, until they reach the end of the horizon.
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The film is in Quechua with English subtitles.
Cost : Tickets available online for $10
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, National Geographic All Roads Film Project