Érase una vez en Venezuela, Congo Mirador


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Érase una vez en Venezuela, Congo Mirador
(Once Upon a Time in Venezuela)

Directed by Anabel Rodríguez (Venezuela, 2020)

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm Pacific Time | CLAS Virtual Event

Image of children in a boat, from Once Upon a Time in Venezuela. (Photo by John Márquez.)
Children in a boat, from Once Upon a Time in Venezuela. (Photo by John Márquez.)

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On Lake Maracaibo, beneath the mysterious silent Catatumbo lightning, the village of Congo Mirador is preparing for parliamentary elections. This once-prosperous fishing community is now sinking into the sediment, unraveling after years of criminal pollution and government neglect – a reflection of all the flaws of contemporary Venezuela. Focusing on two fierce, independent women who epitomize opposing sides of this vulnerable community, Rodríguez Ríos’s film is a stunning microcosm of a global battle to safeguard cultural heritage and retain political relevancy. 99 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. 

Venezuela’s Candidate for the 2021 Oscar Academy Awards. 

English film trailer 

Please note: Only available to watch in the United States. 

REGISTER BELOW for your free ticket. You will receive the link and password to watch the film on Vimeo on Saturday, March 6 at 4:30 pm Pacific Time. You can start the movie any time between 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Time. At 10:40 pm, the link and film will no longer be available.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact clas@berkeley.edu