Venezuela / United Kingdom / Brazil / Austria 2020, 99 min, Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles

Once upon a time, Congo Mirador was a bustling fishing village on the waters of Lake Maracaibo, locals gliding on their boats between its stilt-houses. But then came climate change, along with years of pollution and neglect. The water level rose, the fish died, and the people left. Now, the handful of villagers who stayed are trying to seize the opportunity of the upcoming Venezuelan elections and get the attention of those in power.
Director Anabel Rodríguez Ríos follows the villagers’ struggle for survival: the local politician, whose heart still belongs to Hugo Chávez; the teacher, who insists on teaching at the tiny school; the demure little girls, and the young mothers. Behind the stunning cinematography, peaceful atmosphere, and wonderful music, lurks an ecological disaster. Will anyone act in time to save them?

Previous Festivals: Sundance, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs


  • The film will be available until September 30th

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Please note that tickets are limited

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Anabel Rodriguez Rios in conversation with Dr. Laliv Melamed

    Sat 05.09 at 12:00

Director: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Production & Editing: Sepp R. Brudermann
Script: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, Sepp R. Brudermann
Cinematography: John Márquez
Sound Design: Daniel Turini, Fernando Henna, Henrique Chiurciu
Music: Nascuy Linares

Source: Rise and Shine


Venezuelan filmmaker, Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, based in Vienna, Austria, gained a Masters in Filmmaking at the London Film School,
which was sponsored by British Council and the Venezuelan Foundation ‘El gran Mariscal de Ayacucho’. Her latest short “The Barrel”, part of the Why Poverty series, went to over 50 International Film Festivals, including HotDocs, IDFA and was awarded with a TFI Latin Grant.

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