“Genealogy of a fallen tree” it's a journey through the territory of Chaco, in northern Argentina, where deforestation in favor of the expansion of the agricultural frontier, and the delivering of fiscal lands to companies and individuals, are the main causes of silent genocide of Aboriginal Chaco.
Until 1914, 8 and a half million of the 10 million hectares that constitute the Chaco territory, were constituted of native forest. According to studies done by images from satellite by the Study Centre Nelson Mandela, at present only remain 3 million 800 thousand hectares of forest.
The unrestrained deforestation has as main objective the destination of the land to crops like sorghum, sunflower, corn, rice and transgenic soya.
The removal of native forest causing on one side profound climate changes and on the other hand the forced displacement of indigenous people, who are illegally deprived of their land and forced to abandon their original form of life.