Members of an indigenous community in Argentina dedicated to grazing cows claim the acres of land from their ranch appropriated by the local landowner illegally. Leguas is part of the omnibus film El aula vacìa, an anthology of narrative and documentary film, in which eleven filmmakers investigate the academic exclusion of Latin America's indigenous population.
“Moving between classrooms – static interiors and roaring, raucous exteriors – Leagues explores the subject of academic exclusion in native communities. Named after an archaic unit of measurement, Martel's postcolonial film depicts how education, though a social tool, can also create division and discrimination.”
This article was originally published for The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 2018.