Nothing but the Sun

Nothing but the Sun

Facing the consequences of a violent uprooting, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been recording stories, songs, and testimonies of his Ayoreo people since the seventies. 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.

Featuring:
Mateo Sobode Chiqueno
Apai Roman Dosape Chiqueno
Tune Picanerai
Dojae Tona Picanere
Ibeua Chiqueno
Cuteijnai Etacore
Jupide Candida Chiqueno
Igaubi Antonio Dosape Chiqueno
Amajnane Picanerai
Comunidades Ayoreo del Chaco Paraguayo

Credits
Original title
Apenas el Sol
Written and directed by
ARAMI ULLÓN
Producer
PASCAL TRÄCHSLIN
Co-Producer
ARAMI ULLÓN
Associate Producers
SEBASTIÁN MURO, ANDREW SALA
Production
CINEWORX FILMPRODUKTION
Co-Production
ARAMI ULLÓN CINE
In association with
NEVADA CINE
Director of photography
GABRIEL LOBOS
Additional camera
NIKOLAI VON GRAEVENITZ, OSCAR AYALA PACIELLO
Sound
RETO STAMM, JACQUES KIEFFER
Additional sound
NICOLAS HALLET
Sound supervisor and sound design
TOBIAS KOCH
Sound mix
JACQUES KIEFFER
Editing
VALERIA RACIOPPI (SAE), REBECCA TRÖSCH
Dramaturgy in editing
VALERIA RACIOPPI (SAE)
Music
CANCIONES TRADICIONALES DEL PUEBLO AYOREO
Production manager
KAREN FRAENKEL
Postproduction
BEAT LEHNHERR, PANIMAGE
Grading
CAÏQUE DE SOUZA
Postproduction coordinator
CHRISTOPH ARNI
Artwork and titles
PATRICK OSER, MARTIN WÜLSER
Distribution CH
CINEWORX
Distribution PY
ARAMI ULLÓN CINE
Sales
Film Republic