Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

dir. Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela, 2020, Venezuela, Austria, Reino Unido, Brasil, 99 min

SYNOPSIS

On Lake Maracaibo, beneath the mysterious silent Catatumbo lightning, the village of Congo Mirador is preparing for parliamentary elections. For streetwise local businesswoman and Chavist party representative Tamara every vote counts, fought by all means, while for oppo- sition-supporting teacher Natalie, politics is a weapon unsuccessfully attempting to force her from her job. And with her sharp eyes, little Yoaini sees her community sinking from sedimen- tation, her childhood and innocence with it. How can a small fishing village survive against cor- ruption, pollution and political decay – a reflection of all the flaws of contemporary Venezuela.

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Credits

Festivals & Awards

Directed by: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Produced by: Sepp R. Brudermann
Written by: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, Sepp R. Brudermann
Cinematography: John Márquez 

2020: HOT DOCS 2020, Official Selection
2020: Miami Film Festival, Official Selection
2020: Sundance Film Festival 2020, Official Selection
2020: CPH:DOX 2020, Winner of New Wave Award
2020: 23 Festival de Málaga, Official Selection

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