Qhapaq Ñan

A television series on the Qhapaq Ñan, the main route of the Inca Empire, is premiered

The road network has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Gustavo Santaolalla, the successful artist and producer, approaches in this show the sections of the Qhapaq Ñan inside Argentine territory, nowadays.

Recently, a miniseries by the name of Qhapaq Ñan. Desandando el Camino was premiered. It portraits the Argentine-grounded sections of this millenary way that used to bond important productive, administrative and ceremonial centres of the Inca Empire. The show immerses the audience in an atmosphere steeped in history, and comprises of 4 chapters that can be seen in the Televisión Pública and Canal Encuentro  television signals.

The influence of Gustavo Santaolalla, the man in charge of the project, can be seen in the wise use of sounds and textures. The twice Oscar winner stated: “In a way, we intended for the viewer to be moved to visit those places and to connect with those people, for the camera to capture the majesty of those Andean landscapes, some of them 4000 metres high, and also to show the ways of the original inhabitants who have a very different, wiser, relationship with their environment and the territory they live in”.

The Qhapaq Ñan is one of the ten World Heritage Sites in Argentina. It enters the country from Bolivia and crosses deserts, valleys and mountains uniting bonding territories that now belong to Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan and Mendoza provinces, finally blending into the Andes Range towards Chile. To walk that walk allows the traveler to get to know different aspects of the Andean people’s life and to enter into their ways and traditions’ heart”.

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