(Editor’s Note: We do not endorse this particular perspective on the internal conflicts in Peru, we are simply sharing one perspective. Do your own research and decide for yourself what is true.)
Written by Cassius Methyl
This is a documentary with the power to illustrate what the real culture of Peru is, the real things that shaped their culture of “power to the people,” particularly the native people of Peru who live more agrarian lives than the people of Lima.
It is an extremely insightful documentary to illustrate the culture of these strong people. This is particularly relevant to aspiring agorists and people interested in self sufficiency, or building a community in nature, people aspiring to really create a kind of free community in some place like Peru.
The documentary can be viewed below.
The YouTube video’s description reads:
“Following the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980-2000), which devastated the country, victims were still haunted by its aftermath. The fear and silence surrounding the war were common among actors in the conflict. Now, 14 years later, for the first time, actors in the conflict alongside the younger generation begin to speak out and reflect on the conflict: a former member of the Shining Path, a son of Shining Path members and a former soldier explore forgiveness and reconciliation in scenario in which, for the majority of the actors, fear and silences continue to dominate these topics. Meanwhile, battles for memory are underway in a place named “La Hoyada” [The Hollow]. In this place, the Armed Forces aim to erase the evidence of a cremation chamber where more than 500 people who had disappeared were cremated. And for their part, the family members of these disappeared people want to build a “Memory Santuary”. The Peruvian National Association of Family Members of the Kidnapped, Detained and Disappeared (ANFASEP) has played a central role in this struggle, as well as others, in which victims of the conflict address its aftermath . Additionally, the orphans of the conflict return to their home communities, addressing the past, and search for the corpses of their assassinated family members… some of whom were buried in mass graves.
This documentary is unusual since it was directed by the son of someone disappeared during the internal armed conflict.”
Originally posted @ Era of Wisdom