The lands of Princess Nandayure
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Costa Rica
Release Year & TMFF Edition:
Jose Pablo Castillo Valverde
60 minutes
TMFF Awards:
January-February Nominee - Best Feature Film


About 210 kilometers northwest of San José, Costa Rica lies the county of Nandayure. This place was named after a Chorotegan princess and it means “tall hill”. The lands of this ancient indigenous ruler are now bathed on one side by the waters of the Gulf of Nicoya and on the other side by opened waters of the Pacific Ocean. This is a site of geographical contrasts. Here lies the highest hill of the Nicoyan peninsula and also this county has the only island in the gulf that belongs to the province of Guanacaste. Between the two coasts and at the foot of the hill, the new sons of Nandayure live. Men and women who fight every day to make a living among sugar cane mills, coffee plantations, cattle ranches, fishing ports and ovens made of clay.



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