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Edited film produced by the United States Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs for the Office of War Information on life in the Bolivian altiplano. Film traces development of the large Petaca potato hacienda from scattered indian villages surrounding Lake Titicaca. Scenes include reed fishing boats on the lake, Aymara women setting up a loom, spinning and weaving, children herding sheep, pigs and burros, men and women working in the fields, plowing, harvesting grain crops and potatoes. Also recorded is the visit of the Hacienda <patron>, beginning use of modern farm machinery for planting barley, and a fiesta celebrating a religious holiday or harvest with Aymara wearing tall headdresses and ceremonial "neck pieces."
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD