EPISODE 1: LOCATION
Can the damage be reversed? This is the question that hangs in the air. The highway is the protagonist in a series of territorial, historical, and human antagonisms. Ivette Martínez draws a map of the territory in conflict. “The cells can be recovered, but not ad integrum”, we hear Dr. Julio Gastón Contreras say.
EPISODE 2: HISTORY
How does one arrive to Tierra del Fuego, and why? Who stays, and why? A museum and its photographs are evidence of ethnic tourism and exhibit the silenced massacre. After years of activism against Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, “That’s where life began; real life,” says Ivette Martínez. These stories intersect and raise questions about the responsibilities of being in, transiting through, and inhabiting Selk’nam territory.
EPISODE 3: MEMORY
What is the difference between history and memory? Historian Alberto Harambour lays forth, in a chilling account of abuse and extermination, hidden documentation of the complete transformation of Tierra del Fuego’s landscape as a result of the colonial sheep farming industry.
EPISODE 4: SPECTRE
Where are those who died without mercy? “In this bay, without any protection from the wind, Patagonia’s first ranch was erected,” Alberto Harambour explains. Disorganizing the territory’s first inhabitants, the ranchers defied the landscape. The investigation heads towards the south. Ivette points out how bodies are sculpted by wind and work.
EPISODE 5: STRATEGY
What does this country want? After the question of “the commons” is introduced, Ivette reveals the State’s ambition, and the imposition hidden behind the idea of modernity. Daydreaming, Julio Gastón reads his memories from his childhood in Tierra del Fuego.
EPISODE 6: ÑIRRES
What did the trees see, and what do they see now? Forests, dancing bodies, and ascents into the glacier are intertwined in order to reach someplace in another time. Between sleep and vigil, soon, the darkness emerges, and is celebrated in the night’s musicality.
EPISODE 7: FUTURE
What do we see when we take another look at what we already know? What do we think we recognize when we look from a distance? A voice appears, unknown up until now, to silently alert us of an urgency and ask, "Who are these new humans?"