A journey to the festival of Q’OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world’s highest pilgrimage.
NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine, which sits 16,000 feet above sea level, to participate in this extraordinary festival of ice.
Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.
A Film by PAUL YULE
‘More than a great journey … a completely new world of ideas’
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