Stephen Hyde, Geography
Ice Merchants of Huandoy
[synopsis] Ice Merchants of Huandoy is a 17 minute narrative documentary that offers a rare glimpse into the ancient Andean tradition of extracting glacial ice for trade and subsistance. It is a tale told in the voice of Maji, an 82 year old grandmother who has walked the same ancient mountain trail with three generations of family. Photographed in classical 16mm, this color film offers insights into the sights and sounds of life in the high Peruvian Andes in vivid cinematic detail.