The way in which the territory is inhabited by the indigenous cultures of the Gran Chaco generates community movements close to the forest and the river, sources of life. The government is planning a new territorial order with popular houses and the displacement of wichí families to the new urban periphery.
Ana is the architect in charge of the project. Valentino is the chief of his community and with his grandson Leonel they will try to mediate what they consider to be a new cultural outrage.

  • Daniela Seggiaro
    Nosilatiaj. La belleza - 2012
  • Daniela Seggiaro
  • Osvaldo Villagra
  • Alvaro Urtizberea
    La niña santa
  • Paula Zyngierman
    Mapa de sueños latinoamericanos
  • Leandro Listorti
    La película infinita
  • Verónica Gerez
    Key Cast
  • Juan Rivero
    Key Cast
  • Leonel Gutiérrez
    Key Cast
  • Carla Crespo
    Key Cast
  • Guillermo Saposnik
    Director of Photography
  • Catriel Vildosola
  • Julián D'Angiolillo
  • Whisky
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    1 hour 29 minutes 30 seconds
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    June 1, 2021
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  • FID Marseille
    July 20, 2021
    World Premiere
    Mention for Prix George de Beauregard
  • Mar del Plata IFF
    Mar del Plata
    November 21, 2021
    Latin American Premiere
    Argentine Competition
  • Toulouse Cinélatino
    March 29, 2022
    Official Selection
  • First Look at Museum of the Moving Image
    New York
    United States
    March 20, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cine Las Americas
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    June 9, 2022
    Narrative Competition
  • Ischia Film Festival
    June 30, 2022
    Italian Premiere
    Denied Location Competition
  • BíoBíoCine
    July 21, 2022
    Chilean Premiere
    Best Film - Competition
  • Mostra Ecofalante
    Sao Paulo
    August 23, 2022
    Brazilean Premiere
    Latin-American Competition
  • Islantilla Cinefórum
    Islantilla, Huelva
    July 25, 2022
    Spain Premiere
    Feature Film Competition
  • Trinidad + Tobago FF
    Port of Spain
    Trinidad and Tobago
    September 26, 2022
    Caribbean Premiere
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Latino
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    October 23, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Trieste Ibero-American FF
    November 14, 2022
    Mundo Latino Competition
  • FIDHV Vieques
    Puerto Rico
    December 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Veracruz World FF
    December 18, 2022
    Best Ibero-American Feature (awarded by Ibero-American Press)
  • Miradas Diversas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    December 1, 2022
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    Country: Worldwide
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Director Biography - Daniela Seggiaro

Daniela Seggiaro was born in northern Argentina in 1979. She studied film at the University of Buenos Aires, and since then has been working on projects that bring her closer to the indigenous world, documentation, film experimentation and collaborations
with other artistic languages. Her first fiction feature film Nosilatiaj. Beauty opened at the Berlinale and follows a long path with international and local recognition. Husek, her second fiction film, delves into a task of filmmaking work in conjunction with lots of members of wichí communities.
 Now, she is carrying out her documentary essay project Senda India / Our demand (FID Lab 2020).

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Director Statement

Husek makes part of the work initiated in my first feature film Nosilatiaj. Beauty: fiction stories that oscilate among Western and indigenous culture. This time not inscribed in the intimacy of a family, but along a web of groups related to the professional/political class on one hand and the Wichí community on the other; this film proposes to create a new point of listening and enunciation for indigenous language and thinking in the contemporary world.
Husek was concocted from rests of a long conversation that borders between the Spanish and Wichí Lhämtès languages. The writing work was shared with Osvaldo Villagra who, from his knowledge and experience as part of a Wichí community, contributed to build a multiple story, with a space to incorporate indigenous elements not only as representation, but also as a point of view on things. The film travels territories of marked spaces, broken dialogues, wounds that Western apathy is leaving on the landscape and the life of the people who inhabits it.
Through Husek’s fictional story, the uncertainty of Ana (Vero Gerez) and the resistances of the Wichí people slip by, next to their nyat Valentino (Juan Rivero) and his grandson Leonel (Leonel Gutiérrez). The work with the actors asks for realism, but the multiplicity of the worlds evoked makes us wonder what is real. Husek is formed from dissimile forms of telling our stories, parallel thinking and language, porosities.
The shooting of Husek was possible thanks to a great intercultural team, and especially thanks to the support and work of the communities leaders like our dear bilingual teacher Juan Rivero, who this time was involved from the experience of playing one of the star roles of the film, and chief Valentino Dias, who guided us through the woods to tell us the story of an ancient fort and a historical conflict which sets the story running. This work is dedicated to them, to all those Wichí key people, male and female, that were gone on the first year of the pandemic. To their memory.