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December 11, 2011

Araya









Director - Margot Benacerraf

Genre - Documentary



A Venezuelan documentary about the salt pyramids in a place called Araya and those who made their living there. Trust us, whatever job you're doing right now, it is nothing compared to what these people have to put up with. They toil from day to night, with little payment and in the scorching sun. They were resigned to their fate since childhood and it is the only thing they know. The director chose to shoot like a fly on the wall (in this case, on a salt pyramid) what they actually do in a day. After you watch this, you'll appreciate your job and life like you never did before. It is an affirmation of the human ability to take on what seems impossible and turn it into an amazing possibility. The cinematography in black and white was illuminating too. Take a chance and give this a try. You won't regret it and might even learn a thing or two about human being's indomitable perseverance.

5 STARS!

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4 comments:

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !

1minutefilmreview said...

Thanks, you too!

Visual Velocity said...

Looks promising! Love the poster! I'm very fond of contemporary films shot in black and white. Any idea where I can catch this movie?

1minutefilmreview said...

Yes,do catch this fine film. Not sure about the availability of it in your part of the world though.