For more than three decades, Paraguay lived in the shadow of a repressive dictatorship. The oppressive regime kept the country’s potential for economic growth suppressed, but with its dissolution, Paraguay has started to reclaim its promise of prosperity. Unfortunately, one region that has been left behind is the Chaco.
Covering half of Paraguay’s surface area and stretching into neighboring countries, the Chaco is an inhospitable place. With an average density of one inhabitant per square kilometer, it is almost devoid of human life. Although some brave souls attempt to carve out a living amidst this wilderness, their efforts are often in vain due to the region’s harsh conditions.
By taking on this challenging subject matter, a new documentary called “The Chaco” explores the struggles faced by those in this region. Viewers get to witness what life is like in one of Latin America’s most forgotten places and gain insight into how its inhabitants manage to survive against all odds.
The documentary provides viewers with a unique perspective on a very real problem and encourages them to reflect upon it further once they have seen it. Through its hauntingly beautiful visuals and hard-hitting soundtrack, “The Chaco” brings the plight of many people living in the region to light in powerful ways. So if you’re looking for a thought-provoking film that will make you question your own preconceptions and challenge your ideas about what progress really looks like, then make sure not to miss out on this important work!