The Last Ice Merchant – El Ultimo Hielero

Best Film – Mountain Environment and Natural History – Sponsored by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

USA, 2012, 14 minutes
Filmmakers: Jeremy Yaches and Sandy Patch
Classification: General, no advisory

When Baltazar Ushca dies, the long‐lived tradition of harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador will die with him. Every action is tenderly portrayed as Baltazar steadfastly wraps his bounty in hay and loads it on his donkey for delivery to his loyal customers.


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