Ali Ryder presents the fifth in series of articles, Peru at the Movies. The Royal Hunt of the Sun, from 1969, portrays a somewhat stereotypical Spanish conquest of the Incas, the capture of Inca Atahualpa and his infamous ransom – but with a twist, Pizarro has a human side and befriends Atahualpa.
The Vogel Family only have a handful of months left of their journey from Alaska to Argentina. They crossed from Ecuador to Peru a few months ago, the passed through Peru’s astonishingly barren desert before heading up into the Andes and eventually into Bolivia. See the desert part of their journey in this video.
Ali Ryder presents the forth in a new series of articles, Peru at the Movies. The Fall of Fujimori – award-winning documentary about the controversial ex-president of Peru.
First presenting the contrast between the republican grandeur of Lima and the Andean stylings of Cusco, this video goes on to follow the day to day live of rural Cusqueños. In the images you will also see Machu Picchu before its restoration, as well as Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo and a Cusco without cars.
Ali Ryder presents the third in a new series of articles. Did you know there are dozens of films that either take place in or heavily feature Peru? Here revolutionary Che Guevara visits Peru.
Ali Ryder presents the second in a new series of articles, Peru at the Movies. did you know there are dozens of films that either take place in or heavily feature Peru? Get planning your Peruvian movie nights!
Ali Ryder presents a new series of articles, Peru at the Movies. did you know there are dozens of films that either take place in or heavily feature Peru? Get planning your Peruvian movie nights!
US Expat Barbara Drake talks about the win by La Teta Asustada of best film at the Berlin film festival last week and about other notable works covering a dark period of contemporary Peruvian history.
This amazing video named “Huk Punchaw”, Quechua for “One Day”, is the work of Oswaldo Villavicencio and Eva Machado. Winning the prize of Best Documentary in 2006 in a competition run by Peruvian art school Toulouse, it shows a single day in Peru’s capital from dawn to dusk. Enjoy.
Probably Peru’s greatest artist and definitely the best known internationally, female soprano Yma Sumac is nothing less than a legend.
Born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo, she is said to be a direct descendent of Inca Atahualpa on the part of her mother, Ima Shumaq, though this, as well as her exact year and town of birth, isn’t truly known by anyone other than the woman herself.
Abimael Guzmán was the leader of the terrorist group The Shining Path, and group that brought misery, death and destruction to all of Peru – but Ayacucho in particular. An independent movie has now been made about the leader’s capture.