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At the edge of Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo is the small floating village of Congo Mirador. Now sinking into sediment, this once-prosperous fishing community is unraveling after years of criminal pollution and government neglect. Focusing on two fierce, independent women who epitomize opposing sides of this vulnerable community, Anabel Rodríguez Ríos’s film is a stunning microcosm of a global battle to safeguard cultural heritage and retain political relevancy.


Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

2020 US 99 min
Festival Year: 2021
Types: Documentary, Feature
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Global Perspectives