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The High Plain
Description: A Julian Bryan film for the United States Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs about Bolivia in the 1940s. Records the life of the Aymara workers at the Petaca potato hacienda on the Bolivian altiplano. Scenes of fishing in Lake Titicaca; women in mourning shawls, spinning wool, weaving; children tending sheep; planting and harvesting potatoes; praying to Christian and Indian gods. The owner brings the first tractors to Petaca, plants barley, introduces firing of lime and cutting peat to improve economic production.
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Clip #: TFA-347A
Length: 19:20
Year: 1943
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Julien Bryan
Region: South America
Country: Bolivia
Original: 16mm

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