Is ancient Inca spirituality the key to halting climate change?



“This project was born from a place of deep anxiety regarding our future in the face of climate change,” says director, cinematographer and editor Jeff Mertz, whose film captures the indigenous communities at threat from failing crops and extreme weather in the Peruvian Andes. “I came to these people, who are nestled in straw-built mountaintop huts, sparse villages and city slums, with a naive and romanticized expectation that their animism could heal the anxiety built from the failings of Western science and politics to provide hope in the face of unfathomable change.”

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