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Daughter of the Lake

$500.00

Daughter of the Lake

$500.00

“In this hypnotic tale, Nelida, a young indigenous Andean woman, has the ability to speak with spirits of the water. Through this connection she regards the lake as her mother and she the protector of the waters that feed her village. But when a gold deposit valued in the millions is found under her village, the extraction will surely threaten the surrounding waters of her community and she must summon up all her magic to stop the mining. Nelida’s powerful story is paired with other stories in the gold mining trade, from the Dutch jewellery designer Bibi van der Velden, who learns how her use of gold has had negative impacts on Andean communities, to stories from communities in Spain and Bolivia that face a fate similar to Nelida’s own. This stunning documentary makes a powerful statement on the human cost of gold and what people are doing to raise awareness about its impacts.” – Heather Haynes
MEDIA COVERAGE
POV Magazine – “Compelling.”
Cinema Axis – “Insightful.”
Website: daughterofthelake.pe/

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Synopsis

At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother.
A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.

Credits

A documentary film by ERNESTO CABELLOS DAMIÁN
With the participation of NÉLIDA AYAY CHILÓN, BIBI VAN DER VELDEN, MÁXIMA ACUÑA DE CHAUPE and SABINA GUTIÉRREZ RAMOS.
Produced by NÚRIA FRIGOLA TORRENT
Executive producers ERNESTO and RICARDO CABELLOS DAMIÁN
Edited by ANTOLÍN PRIETO
Cinematography CARLOS SÁNCHEZ GIRALDO, JESSICA STEINER and MIGUEL HILARI SÖLLE.
Sound design JOSÉ BALADO DÍAZ
Graphic design JAVIER PIRAGAUTA MORA
Music by MARTÍN CHOY-YIN
Postproduction RICARDO CABELLOS DAMIÁN and JORGE SABANA PADILLA.
Associated producer STEFAN KASPAR
Written and directed by ERNESTO CABELLOS DAMIÁN

Technical Details

Genre: Documentary
Original language: Spanish (with some English)
Available subtitles: English and French
Original format: Full HD 16:9 Color
Screening format: DCP and Blu-ray
Sound: 5.1
Length: 87 minutes (52 minutes TV version available)
Country of production: Peru
Filmed in Peru, Bolivia and The Netherlands
www.daughterofthelake.pe

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