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La buena vida (2015)

La Buena Vida - The Good Life is the story of the Colombian village of Tamaquito, told against a global backdrop of rising energy consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence.

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Jens Schanze
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Jairo Fuentes is the young leader of the community of Tamaquito, a village in the forests of northern Colombia. Here, nature provides the people with everything they need to survive. For centuries, they've hunted in the mountains, foraged for fruit and reared hens, sheep and cattle. But the Wayúu community's way of life is being destroyed by the El Cerrejón coal mine. This vast chasm extends for 700 square kilometers, making it the world's largest open-cast coal mine. Every day, the pit gets deeper, gnawing away at the previously unspoilt landscape. The coal is exported all over the world. In Germany, the United Kingdom and Israel, in the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan and the USA, coal from El Cerrejón feeds the power stations which generate the electricity to keep our lives fast-paced, bright and warm. Determined to save his community from the forced displacement which has already swept away other villages, Jairo Fuentes sets out to negotiate with the mine's operators. They're backed by... Written by Schanze, Jens

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Genres:

Documentary | Drama

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Language:

Spanish | Wayuu

Release Date:

14 May 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La Buena Vida - Das gute Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia See more »

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Budget:

€700,000 (estimated)
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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