Chaco (2020)

  • Neighboring Scenes
  • 1h 17m
  • Bolivia, Argentina
Last Chance to Rent Apr 12, 12:00 PM ET

Set in 1934, during the Chaco War fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over territorial disputes, this spare historical drama follows a small regiment made up mostly of Aymara and Quechua indigenous soldiers commanded by a retired, gruff German officer fighting for the Bolivian Army. The troop is in a limbo, looking fruitlessly for the enemy, and wandering through the hostile, semi-arid lowlands in extreme weather. Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, director Diego Mondaca’s debut feature is a powerful meditation on the futility and absurdity of war.


Diego Mondaca


Aymara, Quechua, Spanish



Bonus Content

Neighboring Scenes 2021 Trailer
Chaco Q&A with Diego Mondaca
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