Sueños y sacrificios
Dreams and Sacrifices

Lotte Haase

The Netherlands/Peru, Documentary, 2009
41 min, MiniDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


In Peru, each year in the month of June thousands of people come together at the pilgrimage site of the Lord of Qoyllur Riti. At 4700 meters up in the mountains they gather to dance for this Lord, the mountains and the Sun. They do this in order to beseech forgiveness for their sins, but also to ask for material things. The film follows one of the dancers, Laura, who makes the pilgrimage for the first time. She is part of a religious dance group (“comparsa”) that has its particular Andean-Catholic practices in which discipline plays a large role. The film shows what it means for individuals to make this sometimes dangerous and physically demanding pilgrimage and the sacrifices one has to make to fulfill one’s dreams.


International Premiere


Lotte recently graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands with an MA Cultural Anthropology and specialization in Cultural Anthropology. Sueños y sacrificios is her first film and is part of her graduation project that also includes a film about folkloric dance practices in the city of Cusco, Peru.


Producer: Lotte Haase
Screenwriter: Lotte Haase
Cinematographer: Lotte Haase
Editor: Lotte Haase
Sound Design: Lotte Haase
Cast: Laura Huaman

suenos y sacrificios


Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Thur. April 22  9:00PM



Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Sun. April 25  3:00PM

(preceding Sowing the Seeds of Justice)