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The Gold Machine
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THE GOLD MACHINE

Directed by Grant Gee
Netherlands, United Kingdom, 2022
Documentary

Synopsis

A creative collaboration with Ashéninka producer Gregorio Santos Perez and writer Iain Sinclair, the film follows their ancestors’ footsteps to the Peruvian jungle. Their journeys flip between continents and centuries to produce an original mediation on fate, family and the search for Eldorado.

Synopsis

A creative collaboration with Ashéninka producer Gregorio Santos Perez and writer Iain Sinclair, the film follows their ancestors’ footsteps to the Peruvian jungle. Their journeys flip between continents and centuries to produce an original mediation on fate, family and the search for Eldorado.

Our take

Renowned for his books on London history, Iain Sinclair embarks on a new kind of journey in this time-hopping, continent-spanning travelogue. Confronting the thornier aspects of the writer’s family history in Peru, this expansive, clear-eyed documentary wrestles with the vestiges of imperialism.