Ojos de Agua
A documentary by Marion Esnault and Marcelo Lara
75 / 52 min I Spanish
In Chile, drought and water shortages have been hitting hard for the last 10 years, due to climate change –but also to the privatization of water instituted under Pinochet’s dictatorship. After the 2019 popular demonstrations, a People's Assembly rose, with a mission to write a new Constitution. The documentary follows Alejo, a committed peasant farmer living at the foot of the Andes glaciers, and Ivanna, a former Constituent from the Diaguita community, in their daily struggle to fight for water as a common good.
Written & directed by Marion Esnault and Marcelo Lara
Production: Claire Babany and Eléonore Boissinot
With the support of the Fondation France Libertés - Danielle Mitterrand.
Selected for the Dok Leipzig Co-Pro Market 2022