Sunday Morning: The Last Ice Merchant

The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) from Sandy Patch on Vimeo.

This is an award winning short film.  And deservedly so.  It is long but worthy.  A wonderful story of the life of Baltazar Ushca, who for more than 50 years has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo to make a living.  Beautiful cinematography.   Charles Kuralt-like clip.

Good Sunday morning.



  1. Looks very interesting .. thanks!


  2. OyiaBrown says:

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  3. So much like a glorious segment from “Sunday Morning” – the cinematography, the music..the faces so determined and yet resigned. I loved this.


  4. This was lyric, David, but I couldn’t stop thinking, “My God, they work so hard ALL the time..everything is work. It’s easy to forget how convenient everything is in our world. The wizened faces, the gnarled hands, amazing. Another great find…. 🙂


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