WALLMAPU - Tierra Mapuche
With almost 1,4 million members the Mapuche are Chile‘s largest indigenous minority. Lost of land and strong discrimination forced them to live in poverty and smaller and smaller communities. Unable to subsist on their limited territory, many had to migrate into the towns.
WALLMAPU is a story of life and survival of the chilean Mapuche Indians. Their efforts to exist and to preserve culture and nature,
their hopes and fights for ancestral lands, for justice, social and political recognition and self-determination.
„Mapuche“ means „People of the land“ in their Mapudungun language. „Wallmapu“ is the land of the Mapuche, spreading from
central-southern Chile into parts of Argentina.
This project has been supported by "Stiftung Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst Bonn", Germany.