Filmed in Mexico, Tabaré is an adaptation of the epic poem by
Uruguayan writer Juan Zorrilla de San Martín (1855-1931). It tells the
story of Tabaré (played by Enrique Castilla), the cacique of a Charrúa
tribe, who is half Indian and half Spanish. He is captured during the
days of the Spanish conquest, and in captivity he falls in love with the
Spanish Blanca, whom he rescues from other Indians, though he is ultimately
killed by the Spaniards. The film is no longer extant, but a booklet titled
Argumento de Tabaré (pictured at left) was recently discovered
which includes the script, several stills and further information.
Tabaré was remade by the same director and released in 1948, though little is known about this version either.
Unfortunately, these are the only films on the native peoples of Uruguay that I've been able to find.
If you know of any more, please write to me!
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