A puma stalks Pueblo Nación Ranquel, an indigenous community in the North of Argentina. Hunting is a rite of passage, and the older boys want to kill the puma. But Uriel chooses a different path.
La vida en común was shot in an indigenous community in the north of Argentina. The local government built twenty four concrete tents in the middle of the desert. A modern camp where lots of ranquels from nearby cities moved to. It is a community’s origin, and the origin of a scenography that is also the protagonist of this film.
Ezequiel Yanco is a historian and filmmaker based in Buenos Aires (1976). He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in history from the University of Buenos Aires, and an MFA on creative writing from New York University. He taught at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He has contributed to magazines such as Los Inrockuptibles and Le Nouvel Observateur. He co-edited Desconfiar de las imágenes (Caja Negra, 2013), a book that compiles a selection of Harun Farocki’s articles. His filmography includes his feature film Los días (2012), and his shorts La piel (2014), and Transa (2014). La vida en común, which had been selected as a work-in-progress for BAL at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and for ARCHÉ at DocLisboa, had its co-world premiere at Visions du Réel (International Feature Film Competition, 2019) and BAFICI (National Feature Film Competition, 2019), and has also premiered in Sheffield Doc/Fest, Camden Film Festival, Biarritz Amerique Latine, Filmfest Hamburg, Viennale, among other festivals. He is currently developing Gloria de los bosques, the second film in the trilogy about the Conquest of the Desert, which began with La vida en común. Isoi Cine is his production company.