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Playgrounds of Lead 铅之地
Director: Alessandro Pugno
Country / Region:Peru | Spain | Italy
Particular year:2016
Length of time:73min
Finalist of Golden Kapok Award Competition
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       Altitude: 4000 meters. We find ourselves inthe Andes, Peru. Up there, near the clouds, where the llamas used to graze,brown waters springs from the rocks. A teacher and her pupils are sampling themurky liquid in order to analyze it in the school lab. Later, from the samples,the pupils diligently extract tiny "bugs". And where there are bugs,there is bound to be life, right? Wrong. There is lead. Those invertebrates area scientific proof that the water is contaminated. But who wants to believe them?Like so many others, the survival of the community of Huayhuay depends on themine.... And while a miner is witness to the upheavals jeopardizing his job,his own daughter comes to believe that, one day, things may change.

Alessandro Pugno is a young Italian filmmaker. In 2007 he created Papaverofilms, a production company specialized in coproductions with Spain and South America. His documentaries have been selected in more then 40 international film festivals, being awarded with several prizes. In 2014 he is selected in Berlinale Talent Program among the 300 more talented filmmakers of the year. He is now working in his first fiction film.