The Settlers (Los colonos)

Latin Wave

Tierra del Fuego, Chile, 1901. Three horsemen embark on an expedition, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner’s vast property. Accompanying a British lieutenant and an American mercenary is a mestizo marksman, who comes to realize the true mission is to violently “remove” the Indigenous population. A visceral reckoning with national myth, The Settlers is a revisionist, anticolonialist western marking the debut of writer-director Felipe Gálvez Haberle, a revelatory new cinematic voice.

Organized by the MFAH in association with the creative partner Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.
Sponsored by Tenaris.


Programmed in collaboration with Cinema Tropical.

The Settlers (Los colonos)

Directed by Felipe Gálvez Haberle
(Chile/Argentina, 2023, 101 minutes, in Spanish and English with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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