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The desert plains of Northern Argentina provide the immersive setting for Ezequiel Yanco’s lyrical and closely observed hybrid documentary about an indigenous community’s allegorical struggle with a rampaging puma that’s terrorizing its livestock. Pushing Jean Rouch’s style of “ethno-fiction” into the realm of the fable, Yanco portrays a land of mythic beasts and legendary creatures. A band of children and dogs roam the community’s government-built modernist constructions and the surrounding landscape in search of the cat, telling stories about the birth of the universe along the way.
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