Documentary on Peru: Hidden Treasure

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Last week, I watched a Netflix documentary named ‘Perú: tesoro escondido’ or ‘Peru: Hidden Treasure’. The film runs for 1 hour 16 minutes which is a tad long to watch in one sitting for most people.

After a lengthy but beautifully filmed and narrated prologue, the first theme is surfing along the coastline. I as a non-surfing middle-aged person found sitting through 12 minutes of surfing rather trying.

Patience does have its generous rewards. Following the surfing coverage, the documentary takes a panning shot of Peru, moving from 1 area of interest to another.

Uros totora houseboats

Brought to life on the screen were the green turtles of El Ñuro, the Nazca Lines of the Nazca Desert, the oasis of Huacachina, the Uros people of Lake Titicaca who live on floating artificial islands aka houseboats made of the totora plant … all welcomed additions to perhaps the overexposed perennial favorites, Lima the capital, the Amazon rainforest, and Machu Picchu.

Beautiful cinematography. You’d want to visit Lima after watching this documentary. Overall recommended for watching.

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