The Custodians of the Andean Gold

Directed By
Marcella Menozzi
Produced By
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Cinema Verde
2022
The Custodians of the Andean Gold
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The Custodians of the Andean Gold
32
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Animals
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Indigenous
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Business
Italy
2021

In the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, more than 3 800 meters above sea level, live alpaca and vicunia breeders. Quechua and Aymara families protect their animals live off of the sale of the animals’ fiber. Gold mining is another activity that predates the Conquest and is widespread among families living in the border area between Peru and Bolivia. The difficult compatibility on the same territory of these two production activities increases the need for environmental protection and workers' rights. It has become indispensable to support producers so that this activity does not disappear with the migration of native peoples, abandoning traditions and animals.

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