UK Premiere/ Mala junta

Directed by Claudia Huaiquimilla

An award-winning debut from a young woman of Mapuche origin. Tano, a rebellious teenager from Santiago is sent to southern Chile under the custody of his father. There he strikes up a surprising friendship with Cheo, a shy boy who is bullied at school for his indigenous origins. When protests about the harmful effects of a pulp and paper factory unleash violence in the area, Tano and Cheo unite against their violent surroundings. A reflection of the on-going Mapuche conflict portrayed through the friendship and solidarity of two misunderstood teens, railing against discrimination and social prejudice.

89 minutes

Translated title:
Bad Influence

Mapudungun and Spanish

Full English

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