Huerfano Valley

  • 9 10
  • 2012
  • 67min
Huerfano Valley
  • English

"Libre" an "Triple A" were two hippie communes established in the 70's in Huerfano Valley, Colorado. Many years after its golden age has passed, a grooup of men and women remember what life was like in these utopian place.


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Huerfano Valley, The story of a hippie commune

Two hundred naked men and women plant corn on a piece of land in an immense valley under the Colorado sky. The scene occurs in "Libre" and "Triple A", two hippie communes created in the 70's. A few weeks later, all the corn they planted was lost, as the harvesters never again took care of it.

In the film, a man who inhabited the commune in his early adulthood tells us this anecdote, which stands as an accurate metaphor of the fate this utopian place had to faced in the end. In this documentary, the story of "Libre" ans ·Triple A" is reborn in the memories of a handful of characters that go back in time to commemorate an experiment that changed the lives of hundreds of people.

Some of them visit the ruins that persist in the vastness of the Huerfano Valley to inspire their remembrances while others still live there and re-imagine those moments of happiness, chaos and anarchy.

Elisa Larvego
Elisa Larvego Director

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