Film Details

Argentina, Bolivia, Spain / 2019 / 80 min.
Directed by Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu
Spanish and Aymara w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Feature

Synopsis

They used to cater to the mostly male mostly mountaineers that scaled the high peaks of the Andes, until they decided to try it on their own. Wearing their traditional Aymara outfits, these five indigenous women will overcome every obstacle Mother Nature throws at them as they climb Argentina’s Aconcagua, at 22,808 feet, the highest mountain in the Americas. Murciego’s and Iraburu’s documentary is an awe-inspiring portrait of bravery and empowerment.

Ellas solían suplir las necesidades básicas de los alpinistas que escalan las altas cumbres de los Andes hasta que decidieron escalarlas por cuenta propia. Con sus tradicionales atuendos Aymara, estas cinco mujeres indígenas superarán todos los obstáculos que la Madre Naturaleza les arroje mientras suben el Aconcagua, a 22,808 pies, la montaña más alta de América. Murciego e Iraburu presentan un retrato impresionante de valentía y empoderamiento.