A superbly shot and poetic documentary about Martín, an indigenous goat farmer from the Qom (or Toba) community, in a province of Argentina bordering Paraguay. His struggle for land rights and environmental security sets him in direct opposition to the agribusiness behemoths; the urgency of his fight underlined by the fatal condition tragically picking off his beloved goats one animal at a time. Impassioned assemblies and illegal roadblocks form part of the Qom’s methods, but Martín also turns to an ancient and magical solution: a pilgrimage to the elusive Black Tree, with its mythical power to break a curse.

In following his journey, the filmmakers hoped to find in this magical world view perhaps some alternative way to restore our damaged planet.

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Translated title:
The Black Tree

Languages:
Qom and Spanish

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
80 minutes

Country of origin:
Argentina

Year of production:
2018

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