Quyllur Rit'i: Andean Celebration of the New Year

Directed by: Jorge Luis Baca | Documentary | 2015 | Peru | 4:16



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A film that captures the mesmerising procession of Quyllur Rit'i, aka Peru’s Star Snow Festival, held at the beginning of the winter solstice and marking the start of a new year in the Andes. The festival sees ten of thousands of people take a pilgrimage up the mountain Qulqipunku in Andean Sinakara Valley, where they perform traditional dances wearing everything from feathered headdresses to woolen masks.