Conquest of indigenous people is Chile’s original sin and one cannot approach the country’s history without addressing the invasions, wars, and massacres that shaped the Spanish colony and then independent nation. The film takes its time introducing the genocide of the maritime Selk’nam people, and even longer for Pinochet’s regime. By the end of his introductory meditations, however, water, ancient indigenous history, and language seem necessary to fully comprehend these tragedies.
Matthew Harrison Tedford
December 22, 2016