‘Keep your face always toward the sunshine

and the shadow will fall behind you.’

the Quechua

Inti Raymi: the festival of the Inca Empire

Our third 2018-19 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the spirit of the Inca. Many people know them as the Inca, however in Peru they are rightfully celebrated as the Quechuas. 3,400m above sea level lies the ancient city of Cusco. Every year thousands of people gather around this vibrant city to celebrate the Inti Raymi festival.

Today, the festival itself takes place in different locations around Cusco. Hundreds of actors come together to reenact what was once a very sacred piece of their history. However, for a period of time after the arrival of the Spanish, Inti Raymi was actually banned until the people were able to reclaim their culture.
This is their story.

project

Journal

Want to know details about the experiences of the participants and their day-to-day during the project? Find all this and more in the project journal they wrote during the trip!

 

In this page you can also see a short clip of “behind the scenes”.

Quechua

Story

Step into the world of the Quechuas with the team! Learn more about their festival and traditions with these interviews done by the team members.

 

Enjoy this great video, see the Quechuas telling their story and see the beautiful colors of the Inti Raymi festival, Peru.

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Gallery

meet the

Team

Get to know who the team members are, what they do, why they joined the Foundation, their overall experience with the project, and many more details.

Marieke van der Heijden

Ram Paudel

Tanin Kayvan

Kieke van Maarschalkerwaart

thank you

Añay

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project. A special thank you goes to the lovely people below, it would not have been possible without your support. Añay

David Anca Cuyo

Milagros Fernandez

Saul Dalens

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