Previously at the ICA - Films
26 Apr 2017
This screening is followed by a Q&A with director Salomé Lamas, hosted by Whitechapel Gallery Film Curator Gareth Evans.
La Rinconada y Cerro Lunar in the Peruvian Andes is the highest settlement in the world – and the site of a gold mine. There in search of their fortune, people live in crowded dwellings, without even enough for subsistence farming. Miners work for months with no payment, and in exchange they are allowed to explore the mines for their own profit for just four hours every thirty days.
Eldorado XXI tells complex, bleak stories through a haunting, contemplative film form, which constantly demands an active audience. Questioning established documentary conventions, it blurs the line between reality and myth, renegotiating the relationship between the known and the unknown.
Eldodaro XXI, dir. Salomé Lamas, Portugal/France 2016, 125 mins, Spanish/Quechua/Aymara with English subtitles
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Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)