Director: Paola Castillo

Chile, 2020



Juan Carlos is an indigenous leader who has fought for the autonomy of his Mapuche community, but he has his own dilemma. Many question him of being a traitor because he agreed to work for the Chilean government, as a path to land reclamation. In the privacy of his home, he shares his concerns, while his animals watch the tension that grows as the seasons unfold. The film places us at the center of the daily life of Juan Carlos and his peasant family, while projecting the drama he must face as a result of the tensions between the Mapuche themselves due to the conflict with the Chilean State.

About Director

Filmmaker from EICTV, Cuba. Director and Producer of award-winning documentaries including “Beyond my grandfather Allende” Best Documentary at Cannes Film Festival 2015; The lifeguard (2011), directed by Maite Alberdi, and “Haydee and the flying fish” directed by Pachi Bustos. Director of the renowned documentaries as “Genoveva”, “La Ultima Huella”, “74m2” and “Frontera”. Professor in the Film and TV career at the University of Chile, and in the career of Audiovisual Direction of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She’s a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Camera: Pablo Valdés

Editing: Javiera Velozo, Coti Donoso y Paola Castillo

Sound: Boris Herrera

Producer: Paola Castillo