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Mirage of El Dorado wins Grand Prize 2008 at International Environmental Film Festival in Paris!


Mirage of El Dorado was awarded the Grand Prize 2008 at the 26th Festival International du Film d’Environnement (International Environmental Film Festival) held in Paris from November 19-25, 2008. Congratulations to director Martin Frigon, producer Lucie Pageau, and all the team who worked very hard to make this film a success ! The jury, headed by Luc Plamondon, voted unanimously to award Mirages this prestigious prize.

This feature-length documentary by takes us high into the Andes of northern Chile 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. Please check out the trailer below and the Mirage web site for more information.

Mirage of El Dorado – Download press kit (en français) and stills

Visit the web site of Mirage of El Dorado

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