Dominio Vigente narrates the trip to the south of Chile of the Swiss-Chilean citizen Carlos Kinderman. This trip is motivated by the reception of an inheritance, consisting of a large area of territory in that area, which is expected to receive and sell as quickly as possible. The circumstances that he is experiencing, added to his precarious state of health, leave him in the middle of a violent conflict between two worldviews. On the one hand, the Western mercantilist vision that sees in nature a source of exploitation and enrichment, and on the other hand, the sensitivity of an ancestral people, who understand it as the extension of their own vitality.
The most important reason to try to obtain the resources through this campaign is the desire that the film be financed exclusively by people sensitive to the threat that weighs on the ancestral cultures and the ecological disaster that appears in that scenario. It is clear that trying to obtain financing through more traditional means would put at risk the freedom of the look that this film wants to project and the credibility of our independence.
"If you are interested in the realization of this film project but for different reasons you can not make a financial contribution, remember that the dissemination and the creation of awareness on the subject are equally important for the realization of this work. If it is in your hands to share with your physical and digital social networks, you already have how to help".
Dominio Vigente is a cinematographic thesis that wants to show an unresolved conflict between the Chilean nation and the Mapuche people, a conflict that goes back to the times of the conquerors and their efforts to impose their culture in that "uncivilized" land. This problem is both political and cultural, and reveals, as so many times in history, the inability of Western culture to coexist with other worldviews. The relationship of the Mapuche with its territory and with nature is organic and ecological. It is, therefore, absolutely antagonistic to the values of global capitalism, whose understanding of nature responds to strictly mercantile principles.
This project aims to contribute, through fiction, to reflection on the right to the existence of cultures and ancestral visions that, until these days, are threatened.
Juan Mora Cid, Born in Concepción, Chile (1983). He holds a Master's degree in Visual Communication and a Master's degree in film directing from the Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany. During his stay abroad he has continuously developed activities related to the cinematographic field, with an emphasis on writing and directing. In the last 10 years he created "Die Schaffe essen auch Sonntags" (The sheep also eat on Sundays), a work that was chosen in 2013 with the audience award for the best short film at the "Moulin d'Anduve" film festival in Normandy , France. Among his works also highlights the Half-length film "Oben die Nacht unten die Welt" (The world under the night). Juan has been working with his producer Agua Loca Films for a year now in his first feature film, DOMINIO VIGENTE, which draws the clash between two antagonistic visions of the world, the westernized Chilean culture and the indigenous Mapuche culture.
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