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Juan Carlos fights for the autonomy of his Mapuche community against judgement and outsiders.


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For years, the Mapuche indigenous peoples have defended their autonomy despite major changes and tense negotiations with the Chilean State. Through the multi-award-winning documentary Frontera, director Paola Castillo leads us through Juan Carlos, a Lonko (chief or leader), and takes us into the conflicts he faces as he tries to improve the situation for his community.



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Juan Carlos is judged by his peers and also by outsiders, but he also fights to defend the autonomy of his Mapuche community.

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