'Conversations with Mother Earth' is a powerful documentary relating the Andean cosmovision of nurturing nature while in turn being nurtured by nature. Peoples of the region live a life of subsistence agriculture in tune with the cycles of nature, building upon their indigenous wisdom to maintain the biodiversity upon which they depend for survival. However, the traditional ways are being disrupted by a variety of factors. As part of the InsightShare method of participatory videography, Quechua videographers from three different regions of the Peruvian Andes have documented seasonal changes, hail, melting glaciers, Christian fundamentalism, and other threats to their culture, livelihoods, and landscapes. This is part of an ongoing project to converse with Mother Earth about climate change in the high Andes and to bring these local conversations to a global view.

Produced by InsightShare in 2009. In Quechua with English subtitles.

For more information about this video and other InsightShare projects, visit:
insightshare.org/

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