“Voices of the Andes”
I must admit that I know nothing about the Andes and really didn’t think about them very much—if at all. Then I saw this gorgeous film and now I am thinking about when I can get there. The beautiful cinematography of Qhapaq Nan or the Great Inca Road stuns the eye. It is an ancient network of roads that span more than 8000 miles through the Andes Mountains from the ocean shoe to Machu Picchu.
These roads were built over hundreds of years past during the height of the Inca Empire and it is still quite functional today as it winds its way through Peru and Ecuador. When we consider the amount of engineering knowledge, this is staggering. Incan cities were connected and agriculture and mining industries used these roads. They were also used for administrative functions and religious celebrations. This has become a symbol of the common identity that allows those that live in the Andes to become a part of their heritage. This is an amazing film that combines history with heritage tied together with a big beautiful cinematographer’s bow.
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