Synopsis: The Mapuche defeated the Spanish Crown invaders, and do not recognize the border that Chile and Argentina have tried to impose. Presently, the struggle is focused on maintaining their identity as a people, and stopping the encroachment of multinational corporations in Mapuche ancestral territory. In an effort to increase profits, logging, hydroelectric, oil, mining, and tourist companies – among others – cause destruction and pollution on both sides of the Andes Mountains. The music, the paintings, the poetry, the language, the rituals, the traditions, and the strength of nature and the ancestors are present in “The Voice of the Mapuche”. In this independent documentary, the Mapuche vision of the world is the basis to understand the struggle.
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"To increase desires to an unbearable level whilst making the fulfilment of them more and more inaccessible: this was the single principle upon which Western society was based." (M. Houllebecq) "a personal possession is something you want because you want to use it, private property is something that you want because others want to use it" (D. Graeber) "there are only three institutions that have survived more or less intact from the European Middle Ages-the Catholic church, the British monarchy and the university system." (Graeber)