CLALS Director and Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Tulia Falleti, in collaboration with Mapuche and other Indigenous Leaders from Argentin and Chile, and with students in her class, created a film titled Gente de la tierra: Indigeneidad y política en Argentina y Chile (People of the Land: Indigeneity and politics in Argentina and Chile), which was also the name of the Penn Global seminar Professor Falleti taught in Spring 2021.
This documentary features Mapuche and other Indigenous leaders, along with community members and lawyers, who discuss the politics, philosophy, and land struggles of Indigenous Peoples in the region.
You can watch this powerful video documentary in Spanish here, and read more about this experiential Penn Global and Political Science seminar here.
Olivia Fielding, a student in the People of the Land course, states: "Understanding the erasure of indigenous peoples that has occurrred for hundreds of years, as colonial powers vied for their land, is crucial to beginning the process of unlearning the dynamics behind the racialized structure of our society." This film is a certainly a step in that direction.