A colour image of an Ayoreo indigenous person with long grey hair tied back a light pastel green t.shirt and a white rosary necklace. The person is looking at someone else in front who is almost out of frame. In the background there is a house and greenery landscape out of focus.

 Scottish Premiere 

Nothing But the Sun / 
(Apenas el sol)


Arami Ullón

Facing the consequences of a violent uprooting, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been recor-

ding 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.

Opening Film. IDFA 2020

Watch the Q&A with Arami Ullón, led by Sara Mediavilla from Survival International here.



Paraguay, Switzerland 2020 • 75 min 

Ayoreo and Spanish with English Subtitles 

Age Certificate: Universal 



Available from
19 Apr to 2 May

Available to watch from 6pm in the UK and Ireland

HOH subtitles available by Screen Language

Watch the Trailer