Lautaro

(Lautaro)

GDR, 1977, 18 min, color
In German; no subtitles
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Synopsis

The Mapuche tribe always prays to their gods for help in difficult situations like drought or disease. When the Spanish conquistadors arrive with their horses, they seem to be supernatural beings and the power of the traditional gods fails. The Spaniards take the native inhabitants captive and force them to work as slaves.

 

While living in captivity, the Mapuche boy Lautaro discovers that the Spaniards are also only human. He learns to use their weapons and organizes a rebellion against the conquerors.

 

This short film uses cutout animation to retell Chilean legends.

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