Labranza Oculta

I just watched a documentary called Labranza Oculta (the Silent Walls).  It’s about the men that are currently rebuilding the historic structures in downtown Quito, Ecuador.  The original builders of the buildings currently under construction were mostly indigenous laborers, with very little record of their contributions.  This documentary seeks to give a personal connection to the modern-day indigenous workers by capturing their stories through interviews and footage of them building on site.

Here’s a short preview, though it does not have English subtitles for the Spanish dialogue.

I had never seen footage of Quito before but it’s now on my list of places to visit.  The architecture and the history is beautiful and compelling.


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