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Situated in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, 160 kilometers north of Cuzco, Choquequirao is one of the greatest achievements of Inca architecture. Standing at an altitude of over 3000 meters, Choquequirao overlooks one of the deepest canyons in the world. In the 15th century, the Incas truncated the mountain with only the strength of their arms to build this spectacular architectural ensemble. Why did they deploy such an effort? Why did they want to etch the mark of their civilization so deeply into this steep landscape? French and Peruvian archaeologists believe that they now have found the solution to this mystery. Choquequirao may correspond to a sacred geography—to a worldview inscribed in the Andean landscape.

Screening time: 11:23-11:50 AM, Sunday, May 5, 2019


Length: 27 mins.

Country: France

Language: English

Director: Agnes Molia & Nathalie LaVille

Producer: Tournez S’il Vous Plaît

Distributor: Arte France