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Araya

  • Release Date: Oct 07, 2009
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Margot Benacerraf

Synopsis

Shown at Cannes in 1959, the year after Venezuela's last dictator Marcos Perez-Jimenez was overthrown, the documentary inadvertently highlights the kind of exploitation of the poor that can lead to rebellion. While the dictator escaped to Miami with $13 million, salt workers were piling up mounds of salt on the flat sands, making barely enough money to keep them in arepas and black beans. Between the hot, tropical climate and the sores on their feet, the job these workers do every day is excruciating...more

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