the consequence of rain

Spanish Title: La Consecuencia de La Lluvia

Directed by Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam

Documentary, 17 min. – Spanish with English Subtitles (Venezuela, 2008)

An observational portrait of a dynamic barrio in Petare, Caracas – the largest informal settlement in the city – explores the power dynamics, governance models and internal politics of state-funded communal councils and their leaders during the presidency of Hugo Chavez. Through candid conversations with community leaders, environmental, housing and labour challenges in the community begin to surface.

Official Selections: Montreal World Film Festival, France International Environmental Film Festival, International Short Film Festival of India, Human Rights Doc Fest ‘09, aluCine Toronto Latin Media


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