(2008, 104 min.) BOLIVIA/JAPAN
Director: Toshifumi Matsushita
In Quechua and Aymara with English subtitles.
A warm and vibrant coming-of-age film follows Kunchari, a traditional
Quechua boy, who joins his father on a trek across Bolivia to
trade the salt they have gathered at the salt lake. As they and
their pack animals slowly make their way, Kuncharis many
experienceshardship, tragedy and the joy of first lovereveal
to him the gift of Pachamama, the fullness of life itself.
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