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Shikashika
Stephen Hyde
         
USA, Documentary, 2007           
10 min, 16mm, Color           
Quechua with English subtitles

Regal Metropolitan 11
Saturday, April 19, 4 PM
All audiences

Two children

Eighty-two year-old Maji has spent her life in a small community of adobe homes high in the Andes mountains of Peru.  Her son and grandson earn their living by harvesting glacial ice for “shikashika,”  a shaved ice delicacy sold at the steps of a cathedral in town.  Twice a week Maji and her family make the eight-mile trek up to the glacier behind their home, where they select the finest blocks of blue ice by hand, before transporting the ice down with pack animals.  The film offers a rare glimpse into life and work in the high mountains of Peru.

www.steve-hyde.com/shikashika

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