Añay Kachi: Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes

Anay Kachi-Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes

Añay Kachi: Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes

Film Session(s)

12 minutes, Peru, 2020



At 3,300 m above sea level, in the Peruvian Andes, indigenouse people have been harvesting salt by hand for over 600 years, prior to the Inca times. After many years of struggle and unfair working conditions, the salt workers became owners of the salt mine, creating a comunal company. Today they proudly own and operate the salt business. Through the eyes of Laurita, a 65-year-old indigenous salt worker, this short film explores the cultural meaning that this place has for the people of Maras and how it is shaping the future of the next generations.


Director(s): Cristóbal Ruiz, Thomas Silcock, Toto Thots

Producer(s): Cristóbal Ruiz