Part funded by the National Lottery and Scottish Government funding
through Screen Scotland’s Film production and Development Fund
Scottish filmmaker /director Borja Alcalde's first feature documentary
chooses to document one family's journey as they travel from their home in
the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru to the Amazon rainforest.
Carmen and Sergio are ordinary parents who, concerned that their three
children are becoming more and more reliant on modern technology, decide to
take them on a trip across Peru in a campervan. Their ultimate destination
being the Amazon Rainforest where they hope the three children can
reconnect with nature.
The Sacred Family plays small part drama large part travelogue. The
drama only really being confined to the last few minutes which given
the tranquil nature of what’s came before makes for a slightly