Directed by Arami Ullón

Facing the consequences of a violent uprooting, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been recording stories, songs, and testimonies of his Ayoreo people since the sixties. In an attempt to preserve fragments of a disappearing culture, Mateo walks across communities in the arid and desolate Paraguayan Chaco region, and registers on cassettes the experiences of other Ayoreo who, like him, were born in the vast forest, free and nomadic, without any contact with white civilization, until religious missionaries forced them to abandon their ancestral territory, their means of subsistence, their beliefs, and their home. After the moving film «El Tiempo Nublado» («Cloudy Times») , director Arami Ullón returns with a humanistic and poetic documentary that opened the prestigious International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2020.


  • Documentary Feature: 75′ |Color | HD
    Language: Ayoreo – Spanish
    Editing: Valeria Racioppi (SAE), Rebecca Trosch
    Produced by: Cineworx (Switzerland)
    Co Produced by: Arami Ullón Cine (Paraguay)
    Associate Producer: Nevada Cine (Argentina) 


Prix documentaire – Rencontres de Toulouse
Prix du public documentaire – La dépêche du midi
Fipresci Prize 2021 – Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days
Bydgoszcz Art/Doc Award 2021 – Doc Against Gravity 2021
Jackson Wild Global Voices Recognition Award – Jackson Wild 2021
Best Feature Documentary – Lunenburg Doc Fest 2021
Honourable Mention at the “Other Views” section – Olhar de Cinema 2021
Madame Melpo Award – BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary 2021
Best Director Feature Doc Film – Filmambiente Brazil
Beste Kamera in der Kategorie Dokumentarfilm – Zürcher Filmpreis 2021
MOVEIT Film Award – MoveIt! Filmfestival Dresden
Kaleidoscope Special Mention – DOC NYC 2021
Nomination for Best Feature – IDA Awards 2021
On the shortlist of the 12th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards 2021
Nomination for Best Documentary – Schweizer Filmpreis 2022