Human Studies Film Archives

Peru: When the World Turned Dark, 1988


Collection ID:
Lobo, Maria Luisa
Physical Description:
1 Videocassette
51 minutes
sound color
3/4" U-matic

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Edited film, produced for Cinematograficas Arawak S.A., focuses on the religious celebrations of the village of Yanque where Andean rites continue to be followed along with Christian rituals which have survived from the colonial era. Also examined are current myths of the Colca Valley, including the one arising from the Spanish assassination of the Incan Atahualpa.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.


Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Maria Luisa Lobo in 1988.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
Peru: When the World Turned Dark, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, holds the María Luísa Lobo Papers.

More Information

Local Numbers

Local Numbers
HSFA 1988.18.1


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
South America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yanque (Caylloma, Peru) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Andes Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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