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Sacrifice Zones: The Work of Kinship in 21st Century Mapuche Theatre

KIMVN Teatro

Cristián Opazo
Associate Professor of Literature
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Opazo presents a vivid chronicle on KIMVN Teatro, a Mapuche artistic ensemble that combines theatre and activism. He addresses how KIMVN fights for the restoration of its community’s erased memory: When Mapuche territories suffered the effects of cruel economic predation, theatre artists assumed the work of kinship as their primary task (the conception, maintenance, and ritual celebration of cross-household kin ties).