October 21, 2016
Focus Group: Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la laguna), 2015
Focus Group presents the award-winning Peruvian film Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la laguna) by ErnestoCabellos Damián (2015, 87 mins). At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, an Andean woman able to communicate with the water spirits uses her powers to prevent the biggest gold-mining company in Latin America from destroying the lake she considers to be her mother. This compelling documentary illuminates the life-and-death struggle that results from the conflict between the interests of foreign industry and local peoples.
Focus Group: Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la laguna) is presented in conjunction with the exhibition MOVING MOUNTAINS: Extractive Landscapes of Peru by Edi Hirose & Nancy La Rosa, on view September 23 – December 10.