El Impenetrable

This is, for all intents and purposes, a Western, shot in one of the last untouched regions of the world, the Paraguayan Chaco.

The director wants to establish a 12,355-acre national park on the land his father left to him. His neighbors, however, oil companies and transgenic soy farmers who are destroying the forest, don’t seem to appreciate this idea…

El Impenetrable
by Daniele Incalcaterra e Fausta Quattrini
Argentina, France, 2012


Daniele Incalcaterra was born in Rome in 1954. After studying engineering and mathematics in Buenos Aires, he took up photography, creating photo features in various African countries. From 1984 to 1985 he began working on documentary films at the Varan center in Paris, where he served as co-director from 1988 to 1989.

Fausta Quattrini was born in Locarno in 1964. He studied contemporary dance. He graduated in Architecture at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich. He is a cofounder of Atelier Video in Palermo. He has worked as a self-taught documentary filmmaker since 1997.

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