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Title Patty (Peru)
Published 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.800994 Ffo/Ots  2006/10/26  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Family footsteps
Summary "Family Footsteps is a four-part Australian documentary series, creating a "sliding door" experience for four young people by returning them to their migrant parents' homeland. Faced with challenges and surprises along the way, these intrepid explorers live as locals, experiencing how their lives could be today if fate had taken a different course. The first in the series is Patty Veliz a 31-year-old Quechuan from Peru. Her family migrated to Australia when she was six-years-old. Today, Patty like her mother is a passionate and committed Seventh Day Adventist. The church is a key aspect in her social and spiritual life. Patty's father is a Shaman as was his mother before him. When Patty was a small girl in Peru her grandmother told her father to "be careful" of the small child because she had inherited the gift. The Shaman is an extremely powerful member of the community with the ability to communicate with the spirit world. Patty, a youth worker in Sydney, has been in denial about her destiny as a Shaman all her life. She's always been afraid of it and only now is ready to face up to it and explore what it means to her. She thinks her Christian faith is somehow related to her Shaman gift. Patty Veliz is going to spend two weeks in the sandals of Irma - her mentor who lives in the small village of Mushuk Llacta. It is an arduous journey to the remote village, accessible only by navigating the Huallaga River. Irma shows Patty home and for the first time she absorbs how hard the next two weeks will be and how very different their lives are from hers " from website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC-TV broadcast October 26, 2006. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Directed by Sean Cousins; produced by Tony Wright; edited by Damian Corboy
Notes DVD
Rated: PG
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Peruvian Australians
Peru -- Social life and customs
Peru -- Social conditions
Author Cousins, Sean
Wright, Tony
Corboy, Damian
ABC-TV (Australia)