Pachakuti 2012. The Changeover

"Pachakuti 2012" El Cambio
Cartel Pachakuti 2012
 2012. Argentina 61 min
Director:Carlos Santos
Productor:Carlos Santos
Script:Carlos Santos
Photography Direction:Marcelo Encinas
Art direction:Sergio Urra
Editing:Diego Rodríguez
Camera:Leandro Gonzalez, Marcelo Encinas, Carlos Santos.
Music:Los Churkis

On 21 December 2012, a crisis could occur, some interpretations of the Mayan calendar spoke of the end of the world and others simply of a change of era, a planetary change due to a new cosmic alignment that occurs every 26,000 years. On that special day, indigenous people from several countries gathered on the Island of the Sun, an island with valuable archaeological signs of Inca culture and located in Lake Titicaca, the largest sacred lake in the world at that altitude, stretching equally between Peru and Bolivia. Bolivia’s foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, has taken it as a special day and exalted the need for a change from an individualistic era in humanity to one that begins a culture of life and love, to a culture of communitarianism, President Evo Morales gave a message to the world.

The event was attended by indigenous grassroots representatives from all over America, as well as state officials from various countries of the continent and also from Europe.

We participated in this meeting in the days before in the city of La Paz, trying to understand the scope of these premises and their effects through the living testimony of their protagonists, the indigenous communities.

This meeting was made up of a wide range of people in search of spiritual truths, ancestral knowledge and social and political changes.

In this documentary we see the testimony of this diverse group of people who participated in the historic gathering.

The era of capitalism, already in retreat, gives us no way out and only leaves us with its headaches… will it be the beginning of the end of capitalism? Will this place impregnated with ancestral cultures be the right place to start again? It is time to look for solutions for a more just and supportive world and perhaps the Bolivian process and its proposal of “living well” can help the advancement of human civilisation? we try to decipher this while we show this multicoloured explosion festival and the ceremonies of the indigenous culture in the splendid and mythical Andean landscapes of Lake Titicaca and the Island of the Sun.

Non-violence themes: MORAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, RACIAL.



Laurel Largometraje Galardonado II FICNOVA 2014

FICNOVA recognises in the film the effort to show the contribution made from the worldview of indigenous peoples. A need to bring cultures and peoples closer together in terms of human dignity, in order to achieve the same rights and opportunities for all human beings.