Peru is a black and white, educational film, produced in 1943 by Julien Bryan, a filmmaker and documentarian. Bryan was hired by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to make a series of 23 educational movies on Latin American culture and customs. Peru is one of them. This film was narrated by Tony Kraber and commentary was given by Forrest Izard.
A view of the Cordillera Vilcanota Mountains in the Cusco region. It is here the peak Huayna Picchu rises on which the ancient city of Machu Picchu, built by the Incas, rests (0.37-0:52). Close-up views of the mountain fortress, Machu Picchu (0:53-1:27). An ancient sundial called the Intihuatana stone (1:28-1:32). A globe showing the Inca Empire (1:34-1:44). Globe showing how Francisco Pizarro came from Spain to Peru (1:45-2:03). Spanish influences on the Inca people (2:06-3:01). A Highland village Fiesta, a combination of Christian worship and old Pagan rites (3:02-3:23). Household items blessed as saints (3:19-3:23). Chicha, a fermented drink made from corn (3:31-3:33). Inca dances (3:46-4:04). Views of Lima, Peru, the City of Kings. The Palacio Gobierno, built in 1535 by Pizarro, as his palace, (4:05-4:27). A Lima street (4:28-4:32). An Aristocrats home (4:42-5:02). Peru’s costal desert region (5:04-5:42). Arequipa is the seat of the Constitutional Court of Peru (5:43-5:57). Cathedral of Arequipa (5:58-6:01). Railroad station for trains going from the coast to the interior (6:01-6:12). Fields with Llama’s grazing in the altiplano, or high plains (6:13-6:28). Views of Peruvians out the train window (6:29-6:49). Train taking on water from the water tower (6:50-6:52). Peruvian people (6:53-7:02). Peruvian women selling lunch at the station, potatoes and corn (7:03-7:15). Train ride through tunnels and bridges as it winds through the Andes Mountains (7:30-7:55). Silver being mined (8:01-8:37). Talara, in the northwest corner of Peru, has petroleum deposits and they are shipped to other countries for refining (8:39-9:46). Oil rigs and storage tanks (9:47-10:10). Iquitos: map to get there (10:19-10:52). Ariel view of Iquitos (11:36-11:40). Thatch homes (11:42-11:45). Iquitos parade (11:53-12:10). River boat with hammock’s for sleeping quarters (12:15-12:35). Cotton bales (12:36-12:45). Boats loaded with raw materials (12:59-13:09). Mahogany grows in the Peruvian jungle (13:10-13:46). Gathering rubber latex from rubber trees (14:00-14:27). Processing the rubber (14:28-15:18). Illustration of how the Andes Mountains snow melt assists the farms (15:20-15:54). Sugar cane farm (15:59-16:19). ChiCle Hacienda fields and hogs (16:20-16:46). The plantations social life. School children march and dance (16:48-17:14). There are adult dances, too. Adults doing the Marinera (17:16-17:42). In valleys of the lower Andes Mountains, farmers terrace farm (17:46-17:52). Views of farms in the mountainous valleys (17:54-18:11). Irrigation is essential (18:13-18:42). Trashing with mules (18:49-19:12). Mules carrying the grain to the thrashing floor (19:13-19:19). Using a motor to thrash with a trashing machine (19:20-19:40). Ampato, a mountain peak in the Andes of Peru (19:50-19:55).
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