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When Clouds Clear (2008)

TV-G | | Documentary | 29 January 2008 (USA)
A documentary about the history and struggle of the remote Ecuadorian town, Junín and the conflicts that have arisen due to international mining interests.
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When Clouds Clear delves into one remote community's radical resistance to a proposed copper mine that would level and destroy their way of life forever. Set in the isolated cloud forests of the northern Andes Mountains, the film is narrated by the founders and children of Junín who depict how the village's daily life has been affected by the rich ore deposits that were discovered beneath their land. As two invading mining companies become increasingly brazen in their attempts to infiltrate and control the area, the community must coalesce into a united resistance in order to survive. Still, some citizens side with the wealth that the companies promise, causing irreparable divisions, pitting friend against friend and father against son. Suddenly these once-peaceful farmers find themselves thrust into a dangerous world of corruption, splintered households, murder and arson as they fight tenaciously to protect their land and families. When Clouds Clear was shot on a patchwork of 16 mm, ... Written by Anonymous

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Después de la neblina See more »

Filming Locations:

Junin, Ecuador

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1.33 : 1
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21 January 2010 | by zetad-1See all my reviews

I just finished seeing this great movie, and found that there are no reviews for it in IMDb. Usually I don't write here, but it worths the time if I can make any of you to get interested enough to see this movie. When Clouds Clear is different from other denounce movies about environment. The focus is not put in the damage, nor in the bad actions of the ruthless corporations.There are already many good movies following this line. Instead, When Clouds Clear show you the everyday life of the people, the place where they live, their homes, their river. This is what they are trying to save. Cinematographically, the movie is OK. Good edition job, good music, and the people of Junin is showed in a very spontaneous way. They are not heroes, they are common people doing their best. The movie was made with little money, with little experience, and that only make this independent work yet more meritorious. This movie makes you think about the real meaning of quality of life, poverty, development and many other words. The people of Junin has their own ideas about it, and maybe we all can learn something from them. Cases similar to Junin's are happening all along the entire third world. Finally, although it's against the rules to include a link in this review, but this film is an independent release, it's free, and you can find the page in the web easily and see the movie there.

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