Inca cola

Australia, 1985

TV show
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Episode of Series “Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon”.
In the sixteenth century, Spanish conquistador, Pissarro, and just 150 men overran the Peruvian Inca empire, an extremely well organised, productive empire stretching 3,000 miles, consisting of over 6 million people. Ultimately, the Spanish invasion resulted in the deaths of 80% of the Incas, with the remaining Incas condemned to serfdom under harsh Spanish landlords. Jack Pizzey visits Peru to discover what it means to be Inca today. In rural areas, he finds their descendants living and farming much as their ancestors had done, but in the cities, he finds a different story with slum-dwelling Indians aspiring to the wealth, possessions and careers of the modern world.

Credits

producer/director

Geoffrey Barnes

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:59:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39210

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Peru

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

History → Incas

Places → Peru

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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