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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
Awards: Special Mention for Best Documentary at Festival de Cine de Lima, Best Film in the International Competition at Pancevo Film Festival, Best Cinematography Fenix Awards (nomination), Best Film in the International Competition at Porto Post Doc, Special Mention of the Jury at Ficunam
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

Festivals/Screenings (selection)
2018 - Fidocs – Salomé Lamas Focus, Chile / upcoming
2017 - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
2017 - Document Human Rights Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland
2017 - Solar – Galeria de Arte Cinemática - Solo Show, Portugal
2017 - Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Germany
2017 - 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Russia
2017 - Videoteca, Portugal
2017 - FILA K CineClube Coimbra - Retrospectiva Salomé Lamas, Portugal
2017 - TABAKALERA, Spain
2017 - aluCine Media Arts Festival, Canada
2017 - ICA The Institute of Contemporary Arts, UK
2017 - The New School, USA
2017 - Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin New Cinema and Contemporary Art, France
2017 - Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico
2017 - dokfilmwoche, Germany
2017 - Censurados Film Festival, Mexico
2017 - FICUNAM, Mexico
2017 - This Human World, Austria
2017 - Coutisane Film Festival, Belgium
2017 - TATE Modern, UK
2017 - Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia
2016 - NUMAX, Spain
2016 . Festifreak, Argentina
2016 - Festival Internacional Pachamama Cinema de Fronteira, Brazil
2016 - Transcinema, Peru
2016 - MALBA Museu Latino Americano, Argentina
2016 - Mostra de Cinema de Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2016 - Mostra de São Paulo, Brazil
2016 - Cine Radical, Bolivia
2016 - Porto Post Doc, Portugal
2016 - Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Spain
2016 - Gijon Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain
2016 - Scanorama - Salomé Lamas Focus, Lithuania
2016 - Museo Universidad de Navarra, Spain
2016 - Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016 – Kinoscope - The New School, USA
2016 - Viennale, Austria
2016 - UnderDox Film Festival, Germany
2016 - Bozar - Palais des Beaux-Arts – Berlinale Forum retrospective, Belgium
2016 - Pancevo Film Festival, Serbia
2016 - Visual Arts Centre - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
2016 - Festival de Cine de Lima, Peru
2016 - Sevilla Festival de Cine – Cine Europeo y Contemporáneo, Spain
2016 - Europe on Screen, Indonesia
2016 - Hong Kong Film Festival, China
2016 - New Directors New Films - Film Society and MoMA, USA
2016 - Berlinale Film Festival, Germany

Non-Commercial Rights: Pontifica Univercidad Catolica del Peru, Peru
Non-Commercial Rights: Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, Austria
Theatrical Release: Portugal, France / upcoming
DVD Edition: Shelac Sud DVD, Eldorado XXI, France / upcoming
TV: NOS TVCine; VOD, Portugal / upcoming
Internet: MUBI

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