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by Alessandro Pugno


Altitude: 4000 meters. We find ourselves in the Andes, Perou. Up there, near the clouds, where the llamas used to graze, brown water springs from the rocks. A teacher and her pupils are sampling the murky liquid in order to analyse 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 are a 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 the mine.... And while a miner is witness to the upheavals jeopardising his job, his own daughter comes to believe that, one day, things may change.

international title: Playgrounds of Lead
original title: Jardines de plomo
country: Spain, Italy, Peru
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Alessandro Pugno
film run: 73'
screenplay: Alessandro Pugno
cinematography by: Alessandro Pugno
film editing: Enrico Giovannone, Antolín Prieto
music: Rodolfo Mongitore
producer: Riccardo Moro
production: Pavero Films
backing: Creative Europe Media, Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo, Doc Film Found
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