The Lord of Sipan

The Lord of Sipan


Original title: El señor de Sipán
Production: Explora Films; El Deseo; RBA
Country: Spain
Director: José Manuel Novoa
Script: José Manuel Novoa; Walter Alva; Fernando Gonzlez Sitges
Year: 2008
Duration: 52
Genre: Historic documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: English; Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Arqueología, archaeology

Synopsis:

 This documentary deals with the Moche culture, which developed on the northern coast of Peru, between 100 BC and 600 AC. It is a fairly unknown culture that disappeared after reaching its peak. A Great Lord who governed and was buried with great honors, so that his message would endure in time, and a man, an archaeologist named Walter Alva, who rescued him from his tomb to fulfill his plan of the past. Today, everyone has heard of the Moches, thanks to the discoveries made during the last two decades. The finds continue, however, and the splendor of this unique civilization still surprises the world.


Awards:

International Festival of Archaeological Films Nyon 2009 (Best Archaeology Film)
International Archaological Film Festival of Bidasoa 2009 (Audience Award)
Films & Heritage International Film Festival Murcia 2009 (Final Selection)
International Festival of Archaeological Film Brussels 2009 (Special Mention)
Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico Rovereto 2011 (Official Selection)
The Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival 2012 (Winner in Audience Favourite Competition)

 

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