Huaca Huasi Andean Community| 7mins
Director: Lisette and Ryan Cheresson | Producer: Lisette and Ryan Cheresson
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United States
At nearly 4,000 meters in the Andes, the Huaca Huasi community subsists primarily on the only crop that will grow: potatoes. About 80 percent of men from Huaca Huasi work in the fields, and labor rules are strictly determined by gender. Traditions in the community are changing with the advent of cell phones and Internet, but when we visited, the community was largely as it has been since its inception about 60 years ago. Let it be knownâ€”a potato grown without the aid of chemicals, pesticides, or even modern tools is just about the best potato weâ€™ve ever tried. And just about the most difficult farming weâ€™ve ever seen.
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