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The Search for El Dorado


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The last of a three-part
Everyman series exploring the impact of Christianity on South America.
The Mountains - Church in the Crossfire
During the past ten years 9,000 people have
'disappeared' in Peru's
Ayacucho province, victims of the conflict between the Maoist guerrillas, Sendero
Luminoso, and the military. This violence now threatens the neighbouring province of Puno, home of the Aymara
Indians who have cultivated the banks of Lake Titicaca since pre-Columban times. The church in Puno, unlike in Ayacucho, has actively pressurised the government to enact land reforms, hoping to limit Sendero's appeal to the Indians. Branded communists by the right and reactionaries by the left, the Peruvian church is divided.
Filmed around Lake Titicaca and in the slums of Lima this concluding episode reveals the church at a crossroad in its history.
Narrator James Hazeldine Film cameraman PAUL REED


Unknown: Lake Titicaca
Narrator: James Hazeldine
Unknown: Paul Reed
Editor: Daniel Wolf
Producer: John Paul Davidson

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The Search for El Dorado

BBC One London, 1 March 1987 22.05

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