Man in soldier uniform hold something in his cheek.



A film by Diego Mondaca


Bolivia/Argentina, 2020
77 min, Color
Spanish, Quéchua, Aymara; English subtitles

1934, Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. Liborio and Ticona and other Bolivian indigenous soldiers are under the commandment of a retired German officer fighting for the Bolivian army. They’re lost in the hell of the Chaco, looking for an enemy that they will never find. Walking like shadows, wandering forever in the middle of dust and silence.

Regional Premiere



Director’s Bio

Diego Mondaca (Oruro, Bolivia ). He studied film at the International School of Film and TV – EICTV (Cuba), Directed the documentary films La Chirola (2008) and Citadel (2011). Both with world premiere at Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival – IDFA. His work has been supported by the World Cinema Fund – Berlinale, Bertha Fund- IDFA, Doc-DocBsAs, Summer School–IDFA, Residence Jerusalem International Film Lab., BAL- BAFICI and TyPA Foundation. He is the producer of the documentary When They Left (2019), directed by Verónica Haro, and presented in the world premiere and competition of Visions Du Réel – 2019. He worked as assistant director of Jorge Sanjinés and Werner Herzog. Cineclubcito programmer since 2016. Chaco is his first fiction opera.



Producer: Camila Molina, Álvaro Manzano, Georgina Baisch, Bárbara Francisco
Production Companies: Color Monster, Murillo Cine, Pasto
Screenwriter: Diego Mondaca, César Diaz, Pilar Palomero
Cinematographer: Federico Lastra
Editor: Delfina Castagnino, Cesar Diaz, Valeria Racioppi
Sound Design: Nahuel Palenque
Music: Alberto Villalpando
Principal Cast: Raymundo Ramos , Omar Calisaya, Fausto Castellón , Fabián Arenillas , Mauricio Toledo


Print Source: Malena Zanazzi,