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For Meet My World 2014, twelve children from Amantani's Boarding Houses wrote film-scripts, teaching traditional skills from their communities that make them proud of their culture. London-based Peruvian Film Director Cristina Patiño Sheen, worked tirelessly to help the children turn their scripts into films more beautiful than they could have ever imagined.

Lesson #1 | Written by Yuri

HOW TO: CATCH FISH WITH YOUR BARE HANDS

"If you feel something slippery between your hands. Look out! It's a fish." 
With Yuri's help, you will follow the fish from the depths of the local river to his mum's frying pan!


Lesson #2 | Written by Yeni

HOW TO: MAKE TAMALES

"You can make sweet or savoury tamales. My favourites are the sweet ones and if it was up to me, I would eat the lot!" 
Talking to you from her family kitchen, Yeni shares her secrets for these delicious Andean corn cakes.


Lesson #3 | Written by Amilcar

HOW TO: PLOUGH THE LAND WITH BULLS

"The bulls have their set positions. You can't swap them from left to right. If you do that, the bulls just won't move." 
With the help of his happy ensemble, Amilcar shows you how to sow maize in the fields surrounding his community.


Lesson #4 | Written by Marleni

HOW TO: BE A SHEPHERDESS

"When you have a small lamb that cannot walk, you have to carry it yourself." 
With her dog Chavito, Marleni takes you up to over 4,000m in her search for fresh pasture for her sheep.


Lesson #5 | Written by Magali

HOW TO: DYE CLOTHES WITH VEGETABLES

"I want you to learn this skill because I don't want it to be lost."
Next time you plan to use beetroot or chard in your dinner, don't miss the opportunity to dye your clothes at the same time! Magali will show you how.


Lesson #6 | Written by Roxana

HOW TO: USE PLANTS AS MEDICINE

"We don't have a doctor in our community... so when someone gets ill we use the plants in the surrounding area." 
Roxana is on hand to teach you remedies for ailments ranging from soreness after heavy lifting to a bad mood.


Lesson #7 | Written by Veronica

HOW TO: MAKE TARWI UCHU

"Tarwi is very nutritious and it helps you to grow. We have been growing it since the times of the Incas." 
Today, Veronica is cooking this Andean classic for her cousins and her dad... and for you!


Lesson #8 | Written by Juliana

HOW TO: MAKE BREAD OF THE INCAS

"I like this dish because it fills you up quickly, and means you're not hungry for the rest of the day." 
Juliana and her Mum show you how to make Sank'u, a quick and easy dish known as the "Bread of the Incas."


Lesson #9 | Written by Heidy

HOW TO: BUILD A MUD OVEN

"You will need earth, water, hay... and human hair to make it hard."
Heidy has a lot of fun getting her hands dirty in a bid to show you this traditional oven.


Lesson #10 | Written by Angelica

HOW TO: COOK GUINEA PIG STEW

"The last time I ate it was at my Uncle's birthday. My favourite bit is the skin, especially when it is crunchy!"
In the Andes of Peru, guinea pig is eaten for special occasions and important guests. You should be flattered!

 


Lesson #11 | Written by Doris Sofia

HOW TO: COOK IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

"You can cook potatoes, beans and corn. If you're making lamb, chicken or guinea pig you have to close the door well to make sure it cooks."
Next time you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, you'll be glad you listened in Doris Sofia's lessons!


Lesson #12 | Written by Rosa Maria

HOW TO: MAKE AND DRINK CHICHA

"When the Chicha is ready, remember that the first cup is for Mother Earth" 
Rosa Maria teachas you how to make this traditional corn drink, and perhaps most importantly she teaches you how to serve it!