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Eldorado XXI

Yönetmen Salomé Lamas
Fransa, Portekiz, 2016
  • Ispanyolca
  • Ingilizce, Portekizce


Set in the highest settlement in the world, La Rinconada y Cerro Lunar (5500m), in the Peruvian Andes. Moved by the same interests as in the ancient times, people live and work in the most precarious of conditions. An illusion of gold and a better life leads men to self destruction.


Not only a stunning ethnographic portrait of a community and landscape, this doc is also a haunting, immersive experience. Beginning with an entrancing hour-long single shot, Eldorado XXI blends the grandeur of a mythical land with the shadow of colonialism. Watch on the biggest screen you can.

Eldorado XXI Yönetmen Salomé Lamas
The soundtrack cycles through local radio stories and workers relaying their own tales of suffering, exploitation and mysterious deaths. The film’s second half doesn’t lessen the back-breaking severity of life in La Rinconada but it gives a variety of weathered and weary human faces that – as previously – transform the effect from sympathy to empathy. What initially seems as though it might be purely aesthetic formal experimentation takes on tangible emotional and political weight.
April 27, 2017
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The first half contains a bravura 57-minute shot that depicts the daily drudgery of the miner’s passage up and down the cliff face to their workplace, whilst a collage of overlaid audio generates a sense of the richness of all that surrounds this largely futile pursuit… The information absorbed through the preceding assortment of radio, conversation, and testimony from the townspeople comes to provide a more informed, emotionally resonant basis from which to receive the material that follows.
April 10, 2017
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In a film of breathtaking imagery and haunting sound, Portuguese director Salomé Lamas captures the otherworldly atmosphere of this weather-wracked outpost, as a stream of radio reports and oral stories.
December 26, 2016
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