Mirage of El Dorado takes us high into the Andes of northern Chili where Canadian-owned Barrick Gold, the biggest gold producer in the world, is set to move glaciers if necessary to get at the mineral riches beneath. The area borders on the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth, and many people in the Huasca Valley and beyond fear for their source of water and the glaciers that help supply it. The struggle around Pascua Lama is a David and Goliath confrontation with global consequences in an isolated region far from public scrutiny.
Premio Festival (Grand Prize) – Festival Internacional de Cine Digital de Vina del Mar, Chile, January 2009
Grand Prize – Festival International du Film d’Environnement, Paris, November 2008