Somos Wichi

di Andrew Buckland 2011 Argentina, USA 45'




Somos Wichi (We are Wichi) is a glimpse into the lives of a relatively unknown indigenous people. Set in the Gran Chaco forest of northwestern Argentina, the Wichi are struggling to cope with the destructive effects of agricultural development, which is eradicating most of their traditional food sources. Often misunderstood by the non-indigenous society that surrounds them, the Wichi are seen as having little value. Somos Wichi, however, invites the viewer to see them differently.