Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: Channel 13C premieres “Wallmapu”, a documentary that mixes science, knowledge and culture

The audiovisual production was developed by the regional associative project Explora La Araucanía, which is executed by the UC Center for Local Development of the Villarrica campus. Through six chapters, it invites us to reflect on the understanding of our environment.

Channel 13 Cable has just released “Wallmapu from knowledge”, a documentary series that in its six chapters takes a tour of the agricultural ecosystems, wetlands, volcanoes, forests, sea and coast of the region of La Araucanía, linking social sciences and humanities with the Mapuche culture .

The documentary, which has six chapters, was developed by the regional association project Explora La Araucanía , which is executed by the UC Center for Local Development of the Villarrica UC campus . It will be broadcast the following weeks at these times on Channel 13C: Monday at 11.00 hrs .; Wednesday at 10 pm; Saturday at 11:30 pm; Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

“The series seeks to surprise, teach and bring young people and adults closer to the natural, social, and cultural components of a region with more than one million inhabitants and 31 thousand km2” – Daniel Opazo, director of the Explora La Araucanía Project.

Through interviews, animations and an attractive graphic proposal that complements the beautiful landscapes of the region, this audiovisual production invites us to reflect on the understanding of our environment from ancestral knowledge and the influence of our actions on the future of our planet .

How much biodiversity do the terrestrial forests of the La Araucanía region hide? What are the underwater forests? These are some of the questions that are raised and answered in this first season.

“This production seeks to surprise, teach and bring young people and adults closer to the natural, social, and cultural components of a region with more than one million inhabitants and 31 thousand km2,” said Daniel Opazo, director of the Explora La Araucanía Project.


The program has 24 interviewees and is completely subtitled in Mapudungun.
The project is part of the contents produced in “Open Science” of the Public Science program of the Ministry of Science, an instrument implemented by all the regional projects of the Explora program to strengthen the link between research and the dissemination of knowledge.

The initiative is part of the content produced in “Open Science” of the Public Science program of the Ministry of Science

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“Through Open Science we want to generate conversation spaces based on the diversity of academic knowledge and local knowledge, generating instances of interaction and products like this series that promote the socialization of knowledge,” said Rodrigo Tapia, head of the Science and Society division , who also highlighted the quality and format of this documentary series.

In addition to the 24 interviewees, researchers from seven universities in the region participated in the project, obtaining a story that seeks to promote sustainable development of the territories.


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