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ELDORADO XXI (2016)
HD video, 2:39 color, Dolby 5.1 sound, 125 min., Portugal-France-Peru
Production: O Som e a Fúria, Shellac Sud, Tambo Films
Support: Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA), Centre National du Cinéma (CNC), EURIMAGES – Counsil of Europe
Development awards: FIDLab 2013 FID Marseille (Le prix Sublimage, Le prix Vidéo de Poche).
Development Support: DocStation 2014 Berlinale, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Yaddo, Bogliasco Foundation, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Critical Media Practice – Workshop (WIP), Harvard University
Distribution: O Som e a Furia, Shellac Sud

ELDORADO XXI is a haunting and mysterious ethnographic reality cut-up. Set in the highest
settlement in the world, La Rinconada y Cerro Lunar (5500m), in the Peruvian Andes; an
illusion leads men to self destruction, moved by the same interests, dealt with the same
tools and means in contemporaneity as it has been dealt in the ancient times.

"Someplace we will in fact likely never go, though on second thought, as we emerge
from the trance in which Lamas has had us entrammelled all this time, and gaze, say, down
at the rings on our fingers or the baubles hanging from our ears or necks, a place whose
sordid travails actually deeply implicates us all. And what are we to make of that?
– Lawrence Weschler, On Salomé Lamas’s Eldorado XXI (2016), 2016

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