The Amer­ican Matt Lorenz travels to Peru to find out how his parents met their end twenty years ago. Local author­i­ties claim they were killed by terror­ists when climbing a moun­tain. The letters that Matt’s mother wrote to her sister offer the young Amer­ican clues as to what really happened. She suffered from cancer and during her stay in Peru visited various shamans and alter­na­tive healers. She also had contact with a young singer, Sonia Morales, who is now a national hero in Peru, performing all over the country. Via this artist, Matt wants to unearth the truth, but it is not that easy. His quest takes him all across Peru and bit by bit he gets nearer the discon­certing truth. Mean­while, he expe­ri­ences the magic of the country where special powers are ascribed to guinea pigs and every­thing works differ­ently than what he is used to. He under­goes his expe­ri­ences with the unknown and rich culture with abandon. Kris Kristinsson’s feature film debut combines fiction and documentary.

Title: Ruta del Jaca
Year: 2009
Duration : 1 hour, 12 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

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