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The experienced and empathetic gaze of the Sevillian documentary filmmaker Mariano Agudo joins forces again with Daniel Lagares after La búsqueda to return to Peruvian territory and the open wounds of its past and present. In the midst of the impressive biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon, the indigenous communities of Madre de Dios are threatened daily by the illegal extraction of gold and timber, nowadays one of the main economic activities in the region. A fight to death to preserve their identity and the memory of the Wändari, their territory.
Direction: Daniel Lagares and Mariano Agudo
Script: Daniel Lagares y Mariano Agudo
Cinematography: Daniel Lagares and Mariano Agudo
Editing: Antolín Prieto
Music: Martín Choy
Sound: John Figueroa, Eyner Callupe
Cast: Jaime Corisepa, Antonio Sueyo, Victoria Corisepa, Manuel Kameno, Virginia Rojas, Ana Gabriela Miranda, and the Native Communities of Madre de Dios.
Producer: Ernesto Cabellos Damián, Julia Gamarra Hinostroza
Production Company: Guarango Cine y Video
Distributor: Guarango Cine y Video, with the support of European Union
International Sales: Guarango Cine y Video
Mariano Agudo (1970) graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Seville. Agudo has worked as a cameraman on numerous films (7 vírgenes, La Isla Mínima), and is the founding partner of the production company Intermedia Producciones since 1996 and he has directed several feature-length documentaries, such as Boliviana (winner of the Asecan Award, 2016), Samba, un nombre borrado (2017), Horacio, el último alcalde (2021), and La Búsqueda (2018), co-directed with Daniel Lagares. Wändari (Territorio) is their latest documentary, to be premiered at the SEFF this year.
Daniel Lagares (1973) studied Techniques and Audiovisual Media at the University of Huelva, he is also the founder of the production company Fílmico Escena, focusing his career on documentary directing. Based in Madre de Dios, Peru, Legares has released titles such as Prófugos del mar (2012), La Búsqueda (2018), o Wändari (Territorio), is his latest project.