Eldorado XXI

zaterdag, 23 oktober

Eldorado XXI

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Some 80,000 people live in crowded dwellings without the minimum for subsistence farming; they foster the hope that one day they will find the means to resettle elsewhere. There are enough stories of fortunes made randomly to keep hope and the fever alive. As a measure of safety, the miners chew large quantities of coca leaves. They carry the leaves in their pockets daily to deceive hunger and prevent exhaustion. If they live to work again the next day, it is common to celebrate with alcohol and to frequent the local brothels. 

Eldorado XXI is a haunting and mysterious ethnographic reality cut‐up by Portuguese auteur Salomé Lamas. 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 nowadays as it has been dealt in the ancient times.


Datum & tijd: 

zaterdag, 23 oktober, 2021 - 20:30


  • film


  • Documentary


5 euros (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


  • film

opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.