In the southern Chilean regions of Araucania and Los Lagos very different approaches to time, nature and landscape clashed – those of the native Mapuche and those of the European colonialists who settled here during the 19th century.
In the video New Brothers, both Mapuche people and descendants of the German settlers take a look at their landscape and tell about its formation. Professional historians and museum officials reflect on their practice of writing history.
For the web publication, we structured the 66 sequences of the film Neue Brüder (New Brothers) around the different notions of time: Time of salvation and Space/time. We further structured the sequences according to whether a person speaks about his own culture or that of the Other. The column “visibility” stands for what is actually perceivable in the landscape and in cultural artefacts.