Alejandro Telémaco Tarraf
Alejandro Telémaco Tarraf is an Argentinian filmmaker. He studied cinema at Buenos Aires University and cinematography at SICA. His work has screened at international film festivals including Rotterdam, BAFICI, Busan, Montreal, and La Habana. In 2014 he was selected for the 9th Buenos Aires Talents programmed by Berlinale Film Festival and in 2015 he was selected as an audiovisual artist as part of Biennale of Young Artists, Buenos Aires.
The hamlet of Condor lies in the Puna grasslands of the northern highlands of Argentina, at some four thousand metres above sea level, close to the border with Bolivia. Here, a lama herder lives with his family. He and his son sell lama meat and wool in the closest city, which is still a long trip on foot and by bus. When the herd is threatened by a puma, the herder goes in search of the predator. According to local custom, he has to make an offering to the beast. An honest, respectful portrait of a culture that is inextricably and organically bound to nature. More