Im Gotthard um die Welt | 72 mins | Age recommendation: 12+
By Alejandro Telémaco Tarraf, with Ricardo Fidel Tolaba, Lucía Bautista, Maykol Tolaba, Rubén Tolaba.
The hamlet of Condor lies in the Puna grasslands of the northern highlands of Argentina, at some four thousand metres above sea level, close to the border with Bolivia. Here, a lama herder lives with his family. He and his son sell lama meat and wool in the closest city, which is still a long trip on foot and by bus. When the herd is threatened by a puma, the herder goes in search of the predator. According to local custom, he has to make an offering to the beast. An honest, respectful portrait of a culture that is inextricably and organically bound to nature. The story is told in breathtaking landscapes and close-ups, often using natural light.