Land Of The Incas is a 1937 silent film produced by Castle Films as part of the Adventure Parade series that provides viewers with a glimpse of Peru and the Incan people who live there. The film begins “high up in the Cordilleras Mountains” (00:27) where donkeys and people haul kindling. Despite the rural mountain location, modern transportation now reaches the lofty villages in the form of a train (01:26), which passes mountains and lakes on its way. The film then takes viewers to Arequipa, a village at the foot of El Misti volcano (03:05), the Shrine of La Compania (03:52), and Inca ruins near Cuzco (04:04). No visit to Peru would be complete without a visit to Machu Picchu (04:39), but the film also visits nearby San Sebastian (05:16). Llamas (05:35) are “beasts of burden” and “suppliers of rich milk and source of native wool” in Peru. The film also shows the famous Cuzco Cathedral (06:48), Loretto Street (07:24), and the street of the 12-angle stones (08:04). A woman collects water from a fountain (08:22), while at the main plaza, people gather to buy and sell goods (08:54). The film then features a number of Incan people including a woman spinning wool (09:28), the mayors of four villages (10:21), a woman carrying her child on her back (10:40), and native dancers performing the “bull fight” at San Jeronimo (11:21).
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