Tres Pozos

About the Project

Tres pozos addresses the deforestation of the Gran Chaco and the advance of drugs in the region, affecting the Wichi and other native communities.

A theatre piece will address the journey of two parents searching for their missing son, against the backdrop of the destruction of their habitat and the displacement of the communities. This story will be represented through a series of performative actions and the projection of fictional film scenes shot in the territory, both starring Wichi actors. The play will also have the participation of a group of spectators who will be on stage, confronting the conflicts that affect them and their relationship with climate change.

Synopsis. Antonio, a 45-year-old Wichi indigenous man, is searching in the forest for his son, who has been missing for several months, after having fallen into the drug use that has spread in the region, accompanied by illegal deforestation.

Amanda, his wife, an unemployed bilingual teacher, works putting up wire fences on the deforested lands. She believes that her son is dead and thinks only of leaving. Antonio sets out on a journey to a home for recovering addicts where he has been told he might find his son. He crosses rivers and the endless dirt roads that open up in the Chaco forest.

His son is not there, but he finds Julián, another young man from the village, who he takes back home. Julián hardly speaks to his parents and Antonio takes him as if he were his son. He tells him how the destruction of drugs seeks to displace the indigenous people from their land, to make use of their forests. He shows him a bell with which they used to call the Wichis in his village to join in the struggle and tells him that this bell should guide him. But a few days later, Julián gets lost in the forest and Amanda finds him dead. The village joins in his wake and his death devastates Antonio, who decides to stop looking for his son. But his wife then decides to accompany him, crossing the dirt tracks of the forests.


A play by: Canale – Oyarzun

Performance: Amanda Solano, Pedro Rey y Andrés Fermín

Script: Marco Canale, Amanda Solano y Pedro Rey

Dramaturgy: Miguel Oyarzun y Marco Canale.

Cinematography and camera (film): Gustavo Schiaffino

Sound (film) : Omar Mustafá

Cinematography assistance (film): Juan Pablo Pucheta

Editing (film): Francisco Machado

Executive production (film): Laura Mara Tablón.

With the support of: CCEBA (Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires) y FIBA (Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires)

Direction: Marco Canale y Miguel Oyarzun