Mini Documentary: Caring for Life: Community Checkpoints and Territorial Control in Tirua

Caring for Life: Community Checkpoints and Territorial Control in Tirua is a short mini documentary (8 mins) that explores the emergence of grassroots responses to the pandemic in a small rural municipality in southern Chile, where Indigenous communities, civil society organizations, and the municipal government came together to protect their life and territory. This film is the result of a collaborative research project with Indigenous communities in Chile. The project was funded by a COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grant from the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University, with some additional support from SSHRC.


English version

Spanish version


Project contact:

Magdalena Ugarte, Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Toronto Metropolitan University (recently renamed)

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