This film documents the lives of the Quechua people who live around Ausangate, a sacred peak in southwestern Peru.
Four Quechua people’s stories are told against a backdrop
of high Andean lakes and mountains showing a harsh existence possible only through strong symbolic relationship to their alpacas and lamas. They maintain a deep integrity through their interconnectedness with the natural forces and their ritual relationship to Ausangate, and they still organize their labor and social relationships through the Inca social practices ofayni and ayllu.