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The Last Ice Merchant
The Last Ice Merchant

THE LAST ICE MERCHANT

El Último Hielero

Directed by Sandy Patch
Ecuador, 2012
Documentary, Short, Family

Synopsis

For the last 53 years, Baltazar Ushca has harvested glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador. His brothers, Gregorio and Juan, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a tale of cultural change in a small indigenous community and how three brothers have adapted to it.

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Synopsis

For the last 53 years, Baltazar Ushca has harvested glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador. His brothers, Gregorio and Juan, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a tale of cultural change in a small indigenous community and how three brothers have adapted to it.