In this extra scene, VICE News meets settlers of Alto Monte, who believe their sacred and remote town in the Amazon is on track to becoming a great civilization — just as their prophet Ezequiel Ataucusi promised.
In this extra scene, VICE News visits an elementary school in Alto Monte that follows the religious Royal Law established in the Amazonian community, but a young student says his generation isn't about to blindly follow the path of his elders.
VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect living in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.
VICE News spent two years seeking access to the reclusive community of Alto Monte, the spiritual capital of a peculiar Peruvian sect known as the Ataucusi. As coca production skyrockets in the Peruvian Amazon, the Ataucusi are under increasing scrutiny.
Coming soon: VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect that lives in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.