Huaca Huasi Community—Andean Mountains, Peru
The filmmakers behind the story are Lisette & Ryan Cheresson. For many months they have been traveling around, across and through Latin America on a mission to connect with the people they meet and to share their stories.
Video by Cheresson Docs:
From the filmmakers:
We visited Huaca Huasi with Adrian from Terra Quechua Tours out of Cusco, Peru (terraquechuaperu.com). At nearly 4,000 meters in the Andes, the community subsists primarily on the only crop that will grow: potatoes. About 80 percent of men from Huaca Huasi work in the fields, and labor rules are strictly determined by gender. Let it be known—a potato grown without the aid of chemicals, pesticides, or even modern tools is just about the best potato we’ve ever tried. And just about the most difficult farming we’ve ever seen.
Lisette & Ryan Cheresson talk about their Farm Trekkers Kickstarter campaign:
Farm Trekkers is a documentary project highlighting farmers around the world who are doing things differently, and we’re currently trekking the globe to seek them out and tell their story. In today’s fast-paced, easy-to-open, ready-to-eat world, people are more disconnected than ever from the cultivation of one of life’s basic needs: food.
We believe the stories of people who are intimately connected to the food that they grow are important. We believe in it so much that Farm Trekkers is a completely independent project, and we’re right now in the final four days of a Kickstarter drive.
Donations will go directly to help us tell more of these important stories—like the traditional potato farmers of the Huaca Huasi community—across India and Southeast Asia.
To contribute to Farm Trekkers visit: Kickstarter.com