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SYNOPSIS & TRAILER

Facing the consequences of a violent uprooting, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been recording
stories, songs, and testimonies of his Ayoreo people since the sixties. 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. After the moving film «El Tiempo Nublado» («Cloudy Times») , director Arami Ullón returns with a humanistic and poetic documentary that opened the prestigious International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2020.

 
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PROTAGONISTS 

& CREW

Featuring 

MATEO SOBODE CHIQUENO
APAI ROMAN DOSAPE CHIQUENO, TUNE PICANERAI, DOJAE TONA PICANERE, IBEUA CHIQUENO,  CUTEIJNAI ETACORE, JUPIDE CANDIDA CHIQUENO,  IGAUBI ANTONIO DOSAPE CHIQUENO, AMAJNANE PICANERAI, PEBIDATE  CLAUDIA KIKOME DOSAPE and COMUNIDADES  AYOREO

Crew

Written and directed by

ARAMI ULLÓN

Producer

PASCAL TRAECHSLIN

Co-Producer

ARAMI ULLÓN

Associate Producers

SEBASTIÁN MURO

ANDREW SALA

Production

CINEWORX FILMPRODUKTION

Co-Production

ARAMI ULLÓN CINE

Director assistant

ADRIANA CASCO DIAZ

In association with

NEVADA CINE

Director of photography

GABRIEL LOBOS

Additional camera

NIKOLAI VON GRAEVENITZ

OSCAR AYALA PACIELLO

Sound engineer

RETO STAMM

JACQUES KIEFFER

Additional sound

NICOLAS HALLET

Supervising sound editor & sound design

TOBIAS KOCH

Dialogue editor
SIMON HAUSWIRTH
 

Sound editor & additional sound design
JASCHA DORMAN

Sound mix

JACQUES KIEFFER

Editing

VALERIA RACIOPPI (SAE)

REBECCA TRÖSCH

Dramaturgy in editing

VALERIA RACIOPPI (SAE)

Music

CANCIONES TRADICIONALES

DEL PUEBLO AYOREO

Production manager

KAREN FRAENKEL

Postproduction

BEAT LENHERR, PANIMAGE

Color grading

CAÏQUE DE SOUZA

Postproduction Coordinator

CHRISTOPH ARNI

Translation Ayoreo - Spanish

GUEBEI BOABI OSCAR

MATEO SOBODE CHIQUENO

Artwork and titles

PATRICK OSER

MARTIN WÜLSER

Distribution (CH)

CINEWORX

Distribution (PY)

ARAMI ULLÓN CINE

Worldsales

XAVIER HENRY-RASHID, FILM REPUBLIC

International Press

MIRJAM WIEKENKAMP, NOISE FILM PR

Supported by

SWISSLOS-FONDS BASEL-STADT UND SWISSLOS-FONDS BASEL-LANDSCHAFT, FACHAUSSCHUSS FILM UND MEDIENKUNST BS/BL, BUNDESAMT FÜR KULTUR BAK, ZÜRCHER FILMSTIFTUNG, KULTURFONDS SUISSIMAGE, MEDIA DESK SUISSE, VOLKART STIFTUNG, UBS KULTURSTIFTUNG, SECRETARÍA NACIONAL DE CULTURA DEL PARAGUAY, 

FONDEC – FONDO NACIONAL DE LA CULTURA Y LAS ARTES, CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA REPÚBLICA “EL CABILDO”, ENTIDAD BINACIONAL ACYRETÁ, 

ASOCIACIÓN CULTURAL COMUNEROS, INICIATIVA AMOTOCODIE MINISTERIO DEL AMBIENTE Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE, DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE PROTECCIÓN Y CONSERVACIÓN DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD, DIRECCIÓN DE ÁREAS SILVESTRES PROTEGIDAS

 

This film was developed in

CURSO DE DESARROLLO DE PROYECTOS IBEROAMERICANOS 2015, IDFACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

 

Selected by

MERCADO DE COPRODUCCIÓN CINELATINO TOULOUSE 2015, PITCHING DU RÉEL 2017

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ARAMI ULLÓN

Arami Ullón was born in 1978 in Asunción, Paraguay. Produced «18 and a half Cigarettes» (SPAIN/MEX/PAR – 2011). Directed the feature documentaries «El Tiempo Nublado» (CH/PAR – 2014) and «Apenas el Sol» (CH/PAR – 2020). Her feature documentary debut was awarded the Regard Neuf for Best First Film at Visions du Réel (2014) and was the first Paraguayan entry to the Oscars (2016). Her second documentary was the Opening Film at IDFA (2020). She produces, writes and directs, between Switzerland and Paraguay.

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SCREENINGS

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Awards

Prix documentaire – Rencontres de Toulouse

Prix du public documentaire – La dépêche du midi

Fipresci Prize 2021 - Documentarist - Istanbul Documentary Days 

Bydgoszcz Art/Doc Award 2021 - Doc Against Gravity 2021

Jackson Wild Global Voices Recognition Award - Jackson Wild  2021

Best Feature Documentary - Lunenburg Doc Fest 2021

Honourable Mention at the "Other Views" section - Olhar de Cinema 2021

Madame Melpo Award - BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary 2021

Best Director Feature Doc Film - Filmambiente Brazil

Beste Kamera in der Kategorie Dokumentarfilm - Zürcher Filmpreis 2021

7. MOVEIT Film Award - MoveIt! Filmfestival Dresden

Kaleidoscope Special Mention – DOC NYC 2021

Nomination for Best Feature – IDA Awards 2021

Festivals

Opening Film and Competition, IDFA 2020

Doc Point Helsinki, 2021

Kosmorama Trondheim, 2021

Wales One World Film Festival, 2021

Cine Latino Bergen, 2021

Cinélatino – Rencontres de Toulouse, 2021

Iberodocs, 2021

Moov Film Festival, 2021

Hot Docs, 2021

One World

Internationales Frauen Film Festival, Köln

Documentarist - Istanbul Documentary Days 

Doc Montevideo

74. Locarno Film Festival

Viva Latino Manchester

Doc Against Gravity 2021

FIDBA (Buenos Aires)

Brugger Dokumentarfilmtage

Guanajuato interantional Film Festival

Panoramica Stockholm

Filma. Feminist Film Festival

Lunenburg Doc Fest

AFI Latin American Film Festival

Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival

Innsbruck IFF 2021

Olhar de Cinema

BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary

Filmambiente Brazil

Braunschweig Int. Film Festival

MoveIt! Filmfestival Dresden

Slow Film Festival

RIDM Montreal Int. Documentary Festival

Doc NYC

Amiens Int. Film Festival

Culturescapes

Gijón International Film Festival

Festival Geneva, Filmar en America Latina

Festival St. Gallen, Pantalla Latina

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PRESS & CONTACT

INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONTACT

Touchwood PR


121 John Street, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON M5V 2E2


Canada

+1 416 593 0777

andrea@touchwoodpr.com

www.touchwoodpr.com

 

DOWNLOADS
Film poster
Portrait Arami Ullón
Photo selection

Press book

PRODUCTION
cineworx filmproduktion gmbh
Bellerivestrasse 5
8008 Zürich
+41-44 500 40 81

info@cineworxfilmproduktion.ch
www.cineworxfilmproduktion.ch

WORLD SALES

Film Republic

270 Mare Street

London E8 1he,

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 203 287 9112

info@filmrepublic.biz

www.filmrepublic.biz

DISTRIBUTION (CH)
cineworx gmbh
Clarastrasse 48
4005 Basel
+41-61 261 63 70

info@cineworx.ch
www.cineworx.ch

DISTRIBUTION (PY)
Arami Ullón Cine
Luis de Bolaños 126
Asunción

Paraguay

aramiullon@gmail.com

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