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Mi Chacra

A year in the life of a porter on the Inca Trail.

Overview

Genre
Culture, Foreign Worlds, History, Human Interest, and Society
Synopsis

Raised in a small farming village in the mountains of southern Peru, Feliciano works as a porter on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in hopes of some day taking his son to live in the city. Framed by the seasons, Mi Chacra chronicles one year in Feliciano’s life, from the planting season in his community to the harvest, and through a season of work on the Inca Trail. The film paints a vivid picture of this man’s world, of the conflict between his love of the land and the work he has learned from his father, and the desire to see his son living what he sees as a better life in the city.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
99 and 52 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Devolution Films
Country
Peru
Years of Production
2007-2009
Locations
Cuzco area, The Sacred Valley, The Inca Trail

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
2009 Starz Denver Film Festival, 2010 Big Sky Doc FF, 2010 It's All True FF, 2010 Calgary International FF, 2010 Taiwan International Doc Festival, 2010 Banff Mountain FF, 2010 Margaret Mead FF, 2011 Trento FF
Awards
Grand Prize - 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Honorable Mention - Society for Visual Anthropology, Grand Prize - 2011 Inkafest Mountain FF, Best Film by a Non-Anthropologist - 2011 Etnofilm Fest, Best Film on Mountain Culture - 2011 Kendal Mtn. FF
Distribution
PBS International, Documentary Educational Resources
Broadcast (Acq.)
Arte France
Language
Quechua
Subtitles
English, Spanish

Photos

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