Sacred Land Film Project reports from Cusco, where the last Inca are perhaps witnessing the end of Inca culture. As a shamanic people of the mountains, the Q’eros — having recently repelled the National Geographic DNA collection team — are fighting to prevent GMO monoculture from decimating the biodiversity of their sacred potatoes. Their mountain homeland, the birthplace of the potato, is also threatened by a highway that will bring tourists and miners they fear will tear their cultural landscape asunder. Combined with the catastrophe of climate change that is stealing their glaciers, these multiple incursions likely spell the end of a ten thousand year culture and the landscape that supported it.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here