Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

Añay Kachi: The Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes

Canada, Chile
13 mins


At 3,300 meters above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, 65-year-old Laurita has harvested salt by hand since she was 13. In this film, Laurita lovingly shares the salt-mining heritage of the Indigenous people who have lived by the salt pools on the mountain terraces for more than 600 years. After enduring unfair working conditions, the workers finally gained ownership of the area’s 4,000 salt pools in 1981, and today, 1,000 families manage the salt production as a cooperative.

U.S. Premiere

Production Team

Toto Thots
Thomas Silcock
Cristóbal Ruiz
Cristóbal Ruiz

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.
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