Memories of paradise

After an earthquake in the 1970s buried the city of Yungay, Peru, the survivors were given government aid to settle a new town in the jungle, which they called Paraíso or Paradise. In the beginning, the peasants grew corn, coffee and other crops. When the economic aid ended, the residents successfu...

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Main Author: Goldenberg, Sonia
Corporate Authors: Filmakers Library, inc, Tramas (Firm)
Other Authors: Watanabe, José
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Filmakers Library 2004, 2004
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:After an earthquake in the 1970s buried the city of Yungay, Peru, the survivors were given government aid to settle a new town in the jungle, which they called Paraíso or Paradise. In the beginning, the peasants grew corn, coffee and other crops. When the economic aid ended, the residents successfully turned to coca cultivation. This attracted drug lords and then Shining Path Maoists. This then led to great violence which prompted the government to launch a full-scale assault on the Maoists. Paradise was destroyed and the residents were forced to flee, but now the original settlers are starting to come back to rebuild
Physical Description:1 online resource (51 min.)