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GAUCHO CALCHAQUI - EL GRITO DE LA TIERRA . (LE CRI DE LA TERRE)
This project is about Gauchos of the hills and the Calchaquí Valleys
one of the sacred valleys of the American Continent at the Province of
Salta, at the North West of the Argentina. To depict the gaucho life,
not in those purely external aspects, but in its very essence, and from
the point of view of the gaucho himself. These valleys and hills were
once inhabited by a number of Indian tribes a region which was part
of the Incas Route and the setting of the gauchos’ adventures during
the independence wars. The features of the Calchaquí gaucho are a
clear example of the mixture races of Spanish conquers and Indians.
It’s a very closed and distrustful society, are a tribal society, united by
blood ties and loyalties that generate lifelong commitments and live
respectful of their ancient customs and traditions and represent one of
the last authentic Argentina subcultures.