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.
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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