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Strange and beautiful symbols are carved into the hills of Paraguay. How long have they been there, and more importantly, what do they mean? The indigenous people that consider these hills sacred have stories that shed a light into their meaning, will people listen to what they have to say?

Solar Map Project is an upcoming documentary about ancient rock art in Paraguay, and the rich culture of its guardians, the Pai Tavytera indians. Our goal is to create an informative, entertaining, and compelling film that will explore the culture of a people and examine the potential threats facing this rock art.

The documentary is currently in post-production, and upon completion it will be made freely available online under a creative commons license.
 

Pai Tavytera indian Paraguay Amambay
The stories are fully as valuable as the art itself and they tend to disappear more quickly, too! If the stories are as fully as valuable as the art itself it is for two main reasons. First, they give life and meaning to the art. Second, they are short-lived while the art may last for hundreds or even thousands of years. Recovering them whenever possible is therefore an extremely valuable endeavor.”
— Dr. Jean Clottes, Internationally Renowned Expert on Prehistoric Art