“Mama Qota” is a seventeen-minute documentary interviewing Aymaran men (native Peruvians) in their own language. These community representatives (the women wouldn’t speak on camera) illuminate our understanding of how this culture relates to the lakes in their homeland as an extension of their own bodies, and as a spiritual source as well as ending ground. Marina Morikawa is a modern day environmental scientist who has been miraculously successful in cleaning the pollution of these water bodies using natural methods. He is also interviewed, revealing a similar understanding of how we are mirrors of our Earth.
Directed by Marianne Asher, Rodrigo Otero and Maja Tillman (Peru)