Nothing but the Sun

Director: Arami Ullon

Switzerland/Paraguay/Argentina, 2020



Facing the consequences of a violent uprooting, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been recording stories, songs, and testimonies of his Ayoreo people since the seventies. In an attempt to preserve fragments of a disappearing culture, Mateo walks across communities in the arid and desolate Paraguayan Chaco region, and registers on cassettes the experiences of other Ayoreo who, like him, were born in the vast forest, free and nomadic, without any contact with white civilization, until religious missionaries forced them to abandon their ancestral territory, their means of subsistence, their beliefs and their home.

About Director

Arami Ullón was born in Asunción, in 1978. She lives and works in Switzerland and Paraguay, sharing her time between both places. Her work is strongly focused on Paraguayan reality. Ullón has been working in the audio-visual field since 1995. She was part of the production team of films such as «El toque del oboe» (Claudio MacDowell – Paraguay – Brazil, 1997) and «Miami Vice» (Michael Mann – USA, 2006). Ullón is also producer of «18 Cigarillos y medio» (Marcelo Tolces – Paraguay – Mexico – Spain, 2011). She directed two short films: «Ausencia de un nom- bre propio» (Paraguay, 1998) and «Beckon» (Paraguay, 2000).


Director of Photography: Gabriel Lobos

Sound: Reto Stamm, Jacques Kieffer

Additional Sound: Nicolas Hallet

Sound Supervisor and Sound Design: Tobias Koch

Sound Mix: Jacques Kieffer

Music: Canciones Tradicionales del Pueblo Ayoreo

Editing: Valeria Racioppi (SAE), Rebecca Trösch,

Dramaturgy in Editing: Valeria Racioppi (SAE)

Producer: Pascal Trachslin

Co-Producer: Arami Ullon

Associate Producers: Sebastian Muro, Andrew Sala

Production: Cineworx Filmproduktion

Co-Production: Arami Ullon Cine

In Association with: Nevada Cine

Additional Camera: Nikolai Von Graevenitz, Oscar Ayala Paciello


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