Ukuku – Shortfilm by Gaston Vizcarra – 2009 (subt. English)

Ukuku is a mythological Andean being, half bear – half human, whose sworn duty is to climb to the snow-capped peaks and retrieve the ice that many Andean people consider sacred.

The short tells the story of an Ukuku who climbs to the high peaks and does not find ice. Desperate to fulfill his sacred mission; wise Mama Coca points the Ukuku on his urgent quest, traversing Peru’s vast territory. His journey takes him ever-closer to the modern Peruvian coast, where he will finally find ice and an unexpected destiny.

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