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Once Upon A Time in Venezuela

by Anabel Rodríguez Ríos / Venezuela, United Kingdom, Austria, Brazil / 2020
Synopsis:

On Lake Maracaibo, beneath the mysterious silent Catatumbo lightning, the village of Congo Mirador is preparing for parliamentary elections. For streetwise local businesswoman and Chavist party representative Tamara every vote counts, fought by all means, while for opposition supporting teacher Natalie, politics is a weapon unsuccessfully attempting to force her from her job. And with her sharp eyes, little Yoaini sees her community sinking from sedimentation, her childhood and innocence with it. How can a small shing village survive against corruption, pollution and political decay – a re ection of all the aws of contemporary Venezuela.

Director: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos / Producer: Sepp R. Brudermann / Production company: Sancocho Público A.C. (Venezuela), Spiraleye Productions Ltd. (UK) Golden Girls Film (Austria), Pacto Films (Brasil), Tres Cinematografía (Venezuela) / Executive production: Claudia Lepage / Edition: Sepp R. Brudermann / Sound: Marco Salaverria, Gherman Gil / Mix: Daniel Turini / Music: Nascuy Linares / International sales: Diana Karklin Rise and Shine World Sales: info@riseandshine-berlin.de

Country: Venezuela, United Kingdom, Austria, Brazil / Year: 2020

Awards and festivals:

Sundance, Hot Docs, Miami Film Festival, FICCI. Pitching DocMontevideo 2014. 

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Q&A with the director

Speakers:

Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

La cineasta venezolana Anabel Rodríguez Ríos realizó una Maestría en Artes en Realización Cinematográfica en la Escuela de Cine de Londres. Su último cortometraje “El galón”, parte de la serie Why Poverty, participó en más de cincuenta festivales de cine en el mundo, incluyendo HotDocs, IDFA y recibió el TFI Latin Grant de Tribeca. “Érase una vez en Venezuela, Congo Mirador” es su ópera prima de largometraje.

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