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 »
Perhaps one of the best audiovisual history "books" of Venezuela's recent years.
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.
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