Yuyos are all spontaneous plants that can be medicinal or simple herbs. There are yuyos that can be toxic and other that are beneficial for health.
In Colonia Luz Bella, Paraguay, the reSEARCHers Giulia Lepori and Michał Krawczyk live with the peasant family Franco Gauto to document their ethnobotanical knowledge in relation to their daily life.
Born to recover the natural medicine’s heritage of one family involved with agroecology, the ethnographic film speaks for a whole community in cohabitation with deforestation.
In a context of familiar sharing, eased by the social beverage of tereré, yuyos become narrative agents of stories of commitment and eco-resistance.