visual anthropology

A [yet-to-be-titled] film by Amelia Bryne (2001-)

I am making a film with images from Peru. I have been working on it for a long time, but I don't know what the title of the film is yet. It takes place in a village in the Andes mountains; an encounter between the West and the "native". I think the film will be about 50 minutes long.

1. A western woman says:

“… I started changing my life when I started asking myself what I am I doing here, what’s the purpose? Because, it is crazy the way human beings live! You wake up in the morning and you go to work and you have lunch, you work again and then you watch TV at night and you go to bed - that’s it? That’s so sad, my god!”

2. From the script:

The Q’ero herd alpacas and llamas. Lower on the mountain we’ve seen their potato fields.

We bathe in the freezing stream. We only cross it, and enter the village, once. Otherwise, we stay close to our tents.

Across the river, we meet the wife of a paqo [a shaman]. She grins and tries a pair of our sunglasses.

I want to see the insides of the houses,

But we don’t.