(2013 TFI Worldview Partnership)
Once upon a time, the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador, floating on stilts just inches above the deep Lake Maracaibo, was prosperous, alive with fishermen and poets. In recent years, it has decayed and disintegrated, rotting beneath pollution and neglect—a small but prophetic reflection of Venezuela itself.
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos has an MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. She just finished The Barrel, a short documentary which was shown at HotDocs. Growing in Oil is her debut... more»
“El Congo Mirador inhabitants swim in oil, and even though, they are sinking into it. It is a metaphor of the Western societies. I hope some of the village children find a path into a better future.”