Villagers in the Venezuelan community of Lake Maracaibo fight against pollution, corruption and neglect to keep homes and way of life.

Writers:

Ricardo Acosta (story Editor), Anabel Rodriguez Rios | 1 more credit »
12 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Villagers in the Venezuelan community of Lake Maracaibo fight against pollution, corruption and neglect to keep homes and way of life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fight | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Once, the village of Congo Mirador was prosperous. Now it is decaying and disintegrating - a prophetic reflection of Venezuela itself.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Congo, Mirador, the small lake town that lived off lightning hunter tourism is facing one of the worst economic crises in its history and is about to disappear. See more »

User Reviews

 
Perhaps one of the best audiovisual history "books" of Venezuela's recent years.
21 November 2020 | by aldoninSee all my reviews

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela is about Congo Mirador, a small scale story of a nation-wide situation, a metaphor: the country is sinking in the swamp. It does an awesome job at having an impartial view on the situation and let viewers arrive at their own conclusions.

The characters (mainly villagers) have their own stories and they're not portrayed as good or bad, just as humans dealing with the complexity of the situation. Some hoping for a change, others "trapped" in this irreversible political project.

Thanks for this documentary and also wish the best to all the villagers of Congo Mirador, wherever they are.


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Venezuela | UK | Brazil | Austria

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela See more »

Filming Locations:

Venezuela

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$549
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed