A Contemporary Quest for El Dorado
Documentary, 64 min., color, stereo.
Directed by Carolina Loyola-Garcia & Gloria Loyola
Pascua Lama: A Contemporary Quest for El Dorado explores the complicated dynamics of the mining industry in Chile. Focusing on the mining project called Pascua Lama, being developed by the Canadian Barrick Gold Corporation in Northern Chile, this documentary dives into the reality of developing countries which due to unwilling governments who lack long-term vision, sell their natural resources without considering sustainable development strategies for their communities, thus fostering a new model of colonization sponsored by the corporate developed world.