Sayariy (1995)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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High in the Bolivian Andes, Tinku, an annual spring ritual, occurs between two villages near the end of April. Believing that a little human blood must be spilled to insure new life and a good harvest the village men don leather helmets and the women their brightest clothes and head off for rival mountain towns where they engage in a melee of fisticuffs. This Italian documentary chronicles one such Tinku celebration.



ritual, sacrifice