Our third feature-length documentary project, Peoples of the World: The Andes is currently in pre-production
research and location scouting. Production will begin when funding is secured. It will be filmed in Ultra
High Definition and researched, written and directed by our President, Dr. Ray Waddington.
We are seeking collaborators for this project:
- Sponsors/financial backers
- Grant writers
- Videographers (these positions are available only to indigenous people of the Andean region)
- Music composers/recording artists (these positions are available only to indigenous people of the Andean region)
- Narrators (English and Spanish speakers)
- Indigenous language narrators (these positions are available only to indigenous people of the Andean region who speak one or
more of the indigenous languages of the Andean region)
- Translators (these positions are available only to people who speak fluently one of the indigenous languages of the
Andean region as well as Spanish and/or English).
contact us if you are interested in working with us on this documentary project.
Although no final decisions have yet been made, locations will probably
include the following.
Cafayate is both a center of tourism and the center of an important
Partially reconstructed to promote tourism, the Pucará de Tilcara was a pre-Inca
settlement in northern Argentina that was re-discovered a hundred years ago.
Pan flutes are common in traditional Andean music. This street performer in northern Argentina
was playing pan flutes and a guitar at the same time.
At 4,100 meters above sea level, Potosí is one of the highest cities in the world and one of the
oldest mining communities in the world. The silver in the surrounding mountains helped fund Spanish colonialism.
Many indigenous Aymara women in Bolivia dress in a very distinctive style. They have had the lowest social status for
centuries. But today, cholitas, as they are affectionately known, are leading a revolution in changing
In economically poor contries like Bolivia it is common to see children working
instead of going to school.
In a small, remote, high-Andean Quichua community in Ecuador there has been little
inter-marriage with non-Quichua peoples.
Fiesta de la Mamá Negra is a festival held in late September in the
Ecuadorian, Andean city of Latacunga. It combines elements of Roman Catholicism with
the Animistic heritage of the Quichua.
Many Quichua communities in the Ecuadorian Andes stage local, indigenous celebrations that few
outsiders ever get to see.
A descendant of the Inca weaves a carpet using a manual loom in the Sacred Valley. In
Andean villages children learn to weave at six or seven years old.
A traditional dancing performance centered around agricultural rites is performed during the
planting season by the natives of Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca.
A local market sells souvenirs to tourists at Chimboya Pass in the Cordillera Vilcanota at 5,500 meters above sea level.