In the Andes, when local people talk about welfare, "allin kawsay," they mean living in harmony among all beings, not just among humans. But for healthy living among humans, deities, and nature, material well-being is not the basis for feeling good. What matters most is respect.

This video explores processes of cultural and agricultural rejuvenation in the High Andes, and features scenes depicting the recovery of knowledge nearly lost to recent generations, including the myriad uses of local plants, as well as discussions on the importance of maintaining respect for cultural traditions in clothing and music.

It was made by Proyecto Andino de Tecnologias Campesinas (PRATEC) in Peru, with the cooperation of people from several regional communities and support from Traditions for Tomorrow. The video was edited by Maja Tillmann Salas. In Spanish and Quechua, with Spanish and English subtitles. Cuyaywasi, Peru, 2007.

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