** New York City Premeire | |Museum of Modern Art | Documentary Fortnight | Feb 12th, 2009 | 8PM **
Filmed in Peru, this rhythmic portrait documentary reveals the process of making a colorful shave ice called Shikashika. To make it one family must journey afoot into the Andes mountains where they cut enormous blocks of ice with an axe and bare hands. On the return journey they strap the ice blocks atop mules and lead them down steep granite canyons. The following day Shikashika is sold at the steps of a cathedral in the valley far below. The film offers a rare glimpse into life and work in the Peruvian highlands.