Ciambra
23 November 2017

The Mapuche Nation

original title:

NACIÒN MAPUCE,LA

directed by:

cast:

Werken Silvia Kvlalew, i Werken della Confederazione Mapuce Neuquina/the Werkens of Mapuce Neuquina’s Confederation, Logko Elía Maripan, la comunità della provincia Neuquén/the community of Neuquén province

production:

Daniele Incalcaterra, in coproducttion with Fondazione la Fabbrica

country:

Italy/Switzerland/Argentina

year:

2007

film run:

96'

format:

DV Cam - colour

status:

Ready (27/11/2007)

festival & awards:

The Mapuche, an indigenous population of Patagonia, live in symbiosis with the natural environment surrounding them. Their territory is a constructive element of their identity. Today, like in the past, the conquest of Patagonia advances along the lines of the old western logic of profit maximization by exploiting natural resources: vast landscapes, water reservoirs, oil, minerals and biodiversity. The Mapuche keep on fighting for their recognition in Argentina’s Constitution, which, since 1994, reaffirms “the indigenous people’s ancestral right to its land.”