“I wanted to tell this story as a poem”
A daring proclamation for any filmmaker but the poetic nature of Margot Benacerraf’s film is undeniable. Using stunning imagery and clever camerawork Benacerraf conveys the hardship of life in the Venezuelan salt mines of Araya. This unconventional documentary shows a way of life, shaped by history and geography, under threat from an encroaching industrial future.
Don’t miss a chance to see this newly restored classic piece of Latin American cinema.
The film will have a short introduction from a University of Liverpool PhD student, explaining the significance of the date of the screening, 12th February, in Venezuela and the subsequent political crisis.