December, 2019: Pacha Kuti reloaded
Almost four years after our original production of Pacha Kuti we traveled once more to Manú National Park, this time as part of a filming expedition funded by NatGeo Wild. Far from luxurious or easy, this trip challenged us to the core and resulted in the short film Pacha Kuti: The Golden Path, a beautiful evolution of the original project.
February 1, 2017: Pacha Kuti presentation in NYC
Thanks to our friends at The Assemblage in New York, we were able to present the Pacha Kuti demo to a wider audience enabling us to raise more awareness about indigenous Machiguenga communities in Peruvian Amazon region.
March 2016: Filming in Manú National Park, Peru
In March-April of 2016, we traveled to Manú National Park biosphere reserve in Peru to begin filming a documentary about isolated indigenous communities of Machiguenga people living in the Amazon rainforest along Manú and Madre de Dios rivers. Guided by two local shamans, we visited several native communities and spoke to their elders about ongoing conflicts they face with petroleum and mining companies who continuously impose illegal takeovers of their land. The deeper we traveled into the rainforest, the more we could appreciate the indigenous tribe members’ intricate connection with nature and their tremendous knowledge of Amazon rainforest medicine plants. Sadly, we also understood that this ancient legacy of knowledge is under unprecedented threat of being wiped out from human consciousness and we hope that by making our film we can raise awareness and together find solutions to help prevent this loss.