The Condor and the Bull

© Getzels / Gordon
56 minutes / Colour / 1989
Directed by
Peter Getzels Harriet Gordon

Anthropologist Penny Harvey Peter Getzels

Country of production United Kingdom

Series National Film and Television School

Villagers from remote hamlets high in the Andes join together with people from the roadside village of Ocongate for the Peruvian Independence Day celebration. Festivities require that a wild condor be captured and pitted against a bull during a bullfight in the town plaza. Through this event power relations are revealed between the villagers of Ocongate and the highlanders, and of both of them to the Peruvian state.

Language and subtitles Spanish with English Subtitles

Region South America

Country Peru

Keywords Animals Festivals / Carnival Ritual