Fiesta of Corpus Christi

Downloadable Video - 2004
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In My Americas, Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. In this program, Roberto travels the Inca Empire capital to witness the march of saints' statues at the feast of Corpus Christi. A local historian tells him that the Quechua people carried out the same ritual with their mummified, former rulers long before the arrival of Christianity. He then sets off to the Sacred Valley of the Inca, encountering hillside agricultural terraces, ancient temples, and an original Inca dwelling that still houses a Quechua family. He visits Machu Picchu, the mysterious city situated between two sacred mountains, and participates in a shaman cleansing ceremony before the last leg of his journey.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Odyssey Networks (Firm), , [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 30 sec.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Fiesta of Corpus Christi


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