STK-ID 38627

Various shots of people of Bella Vista climbing steep mountain, raising white flags, playing vertical (pan) flutes and drums to celebrate earth mother, shots of steppe and Bella Vista in background, of them arriving at top of mountain and dancing around stack of stones, of them throwing confetti and paper garlands on rocks, splashing it with blood of sacrified poultry and alcohol, asking mountain God to give them more money including shots of Bolivians in group playing music. HAMLS of Bella Vista, cactus in foreground. ZOOM OUT PAN on steppe to Bolivians on top of mountain dancing and playing music in wind. Various shots of men catching llamas with rope, of people preparing ritual on a piece of fabric, of llama all tied up and blindfolded, people throwing confetti on the llama, of people drinking alcohol, of llama left alone, of people around fabric with colorful stones on, throwing away alcohol and coca leaves on it, of man saying incantations, of men taking llama blood from neck cut throwing it on ground, of people drinking, making music and dancing. Various shtos of two men extracting limestone from an open mine using iron bar and club to break limestone and transporting it in barrels.


Excerpt from
Les deux côtés de la médaille
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Born Digital, ProRes
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
2048x1556, 1920 x 1080