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The award-winning film team best known for their documentary Wiñaypacha, Peru's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, brings to Hot Docs audiences their newest, cinematically captivating work. Immersed in the world of uywa ch'uwa, a family gathers to perform the ancient ritual dedicated to the pakucha, the alpaca's soul. Set deep within the breathtaking southern Andes, Pakucha opens to us the Aymara family's celebration and hypnotically guides us through their worldview in Andean culture. The family, surrounded by animals and nature, draws us into their pathway through the universe, where the final destination is the genesis of a new life. Heather Haynes

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Tito Catacora
  • Producer(s)

    • Oscar Catacora
  • Editor(s)

    • Tito Catacora
    • Fabiola Sialer

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