It Happened in Huayanay (1981)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social Issues  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Peru  |  
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An incident in Peru sparked the filming of this documentary. As in many Latin American countries, native Indians were given land grants and have a certain amount of autonomy over the region in which they live. In the village of Huayanay, the native Peruvians had killed a man for violating their women and for thievery. When they brought his body into town, a judge ordered the entire village to be arrested for the murder -- and 11 arrests were actually made. Once the 11 were in prison, public outcry got them released -- but not for long. Soon the judge put them back in jail. This documentary was made to publicize their imprisonment and draw attention to the case.



imprisonment, murder, rampage, rape, revenge, robbery