Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

(Once Upon a Time in Venezuela)

The formerly prosperous community of a village on Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has suffered a dramatic decline in recent years due to environmental and economic threats.

Lightning magnificently illuminates the sky every night above South America's largest lake, Maracaibo. The inhabitants of the village of Congo Mirador have been observing a rare natural phenomenon from their houses, perched on stilts above the surface of Lake Maracaibo for many generations. Once a thriving fishing village of hundreds of residents, it resounded with the singing and music of the locals, and the children attended school and hunted for shells. Pollution and clogging of the lake due to oil production and deteriorating living conditions are forcing the mayor of the village of Tamaru and other residents to face up to serious existential problems. There is not much time left to make changes as life gradually disappears from the village.

About the film

Director: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Austria, Brazil, Great Britain, Venezuela
2020 | 99 min.

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Director

Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

Filmography
2020 - Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
2012 - The Barrel
2008 - Los Venezolanos, retadores de lo imposible.

Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

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