Brief Space of a Time - Documentary/Digital/Feature Length
The daily life of the filmmaker's aunt and uncle, Mireya and Emardo, an indigenous Mapuche couple living in their ancestral land, the Wallmapu. Providing an intimate observation of the quotidian, Brief Space of a Time highlights the Mapuche's poetic and peaceful rhythms of life.
Brief Space of a Time depicts the daily life of my aunt and uncle, Mireya and Emardo, an indigenous Mapuche couple exercising their right to live in their ancestral land according to their own terms. This film exists as part of my autoethnographic body of work, one where I explore my roots, the communities I belong to, and the way they respond to modern-day issues. Particularly, I think of this piece as a rejection of the mainstream Chilean media’s representation of the Mapuche people, which often entails a narrative of violence or exoticizing essentialism. By focusing on the small details of my aunt and uncle's daily routine, I aim to create a portrait that is truthful to their peaceful rhythms and ways of living, exploring the politics behind the quotidian.