DVD Wojciech Cejrowski Barefoot across the world - Incas
179 minutes of viewing.
- Hush and honey
- Guinea pig
Wojciech Cejrowski a member of The Explorers Club in New York and the Royal Geographical Society in London. He lives on a ranch in Arizona and on his farm in Poland. The writer, entrepreneur and anthropologist organizes expeditions to the primal tribes. In the documentary series "Barefoot through the world", he shows you around the exotic corners of the world with fantasy and humor. This time it "shows and explains" Peru.
Sacred Valley of the Incas. Wojciech Cejrowski will show you what was left of this powerful empire and explain how it functioned. We will look at the Inca fortress and find out what the everyday life of the Inca was like. WC "shows and explains" that after watching this episode, the students pass the semester after watching this episode.
The Inca walls remain intact to our times, despite earthquakes and the passage of centuries. Inca structures amaze contemporary civil engineers - we still do not know how they were built. Walls made of perfectly fitting stones and large rock blocks were built by a civilization that did not know the wheel, iron, or draft animals. Fascinating!
A lama is something like crossing a camel and a sheep. In the Incas, the lama was the only pack animal and supplier of wool for warm ponchos, caps and carpets. As unrefined as a goat in nutrition. Stubborn and mean like a donkey. It is impossible to ride it, it kicks, bites and spits as Mr. Cejrowski has seen many times.
A long time ago, salt was not a spice but the first preservative known to mankind. Nobody ever sprinkled it to eat - that would be a waste. The soup was getting salty because you were cooking dried salted meat.
And where did the Incas get salt from? Very valuable, accessible from one place high in the mountains - the kings' mine. It took a lot of effort to drain it from the water. Wojciech Cejrowski "shows and explains" HOW, because ... this work continues to this day.
5. Hush and honey
Red bags on sticks are waving in the streets of Peru. In Mexico it would be a sign that you can buy a hemlock here, in Peru a red bag means “hemlock” - you can drink here. What do they serve? Wojciech Cejrowski shows and explains how to make and drink chicha - the national drink of the Inca Indians. (And by the way, the WC missed the drink of Polish kings and nobility - mead. He missed, so he went to the mountains for honey from wild bees and ... flies.)
6. Guinea pig
A pigsty in Peru. There are pigs in the pigsty, but ... sea pigs. Simple breeding, and Mr. WC shows and explains that after 20 minutes you are able to open such a breeding farm in Poland.
Since guinea pigs are much smaller than piglets, most of the duties can be taken on by school children - just like in Peru. We will feed it, pet it and… eat it. (Because they're food pigs.)
Wojciech Cejrowski invites you to the homeland of the potato - to Peru. Potatoes changed civilization both there and in Poland during the times of kings - the poor began to eat their fill.
The Incas knew thousands of varieties. Some of them must be trodden down before eating. Preferably barefoot - like cabbage. This episode is in the "show and explain" style.
|Screenplay and direction:||Wojciech Cejrowski|
|Music:||Cezary Makiewicz, Wojciech Cejrowski|
|Editing and sound design:||Krzysztof Praszkiewicz|
|Editors and production management:||Piotr Makos|
|Production:||W.Cejrowski Sp. z o. o|