Peru is a large and beautiful country with a rich culture and history. It is difficult to understand the length and breadth of this vast nation without watching films and documentaries, reading books, and listening to music. It is equally important to taste local food and meet with Peruvian people in order to understand this magical land better. Before you visit Peru, it makes sense to watch a few films and documentaries related to Peru so that you become familiar with the sights and sounds. Here are 5 films and documentaries that are currently available on Netflix. We have listed them in no particular order.
This documentary revolves around four scientists who explore Peru’s breathtaking coastline via air, sea and land. It is a complete sensual experience that helps you understand how majestic the country’s coastline is. The film stars Yuri Hooker, Rodolfo Salas and Jose Canziani.
Shining Path, also known as Partido Comunista del Perú – Sendero Luminoso is a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization based in Peru. This film revolves around two Peruvian detectives who capture the mysterious leader of this fearsome organization. The film is based on a true story and stars Pietro Sibille and Nidia Bermejo.
If you have read the blogs we publish, you must already known that mining firms have long troubled the indigenous peoples of Peru. Daughter of the Lake centers around an Andean woman who fights against a mining firm trying to evict her from her lake in hopes of finding gold. This documentary is stunningly beautiful.
Yet another documentary that helps you understand the skirmishes between government agencies and indigenous peoples. When Two Worlds Collide is a hard hitting documentary that explores the violent clashes between indigenous peoples and the government.
In a lighter vein, you might want to watch a breakup movie that showcases a copywriter’s life in bustling Lima. The story revolves around the copywriter’s blog’s success, in which she documents her life as a single woman.