Nueva Venecia

Uruguay | 2016 | 80 minutes | Emiliano Mazza de Luca

A stunning, lyrical portrait of Nueva Venecia, a small fishing village perched on stilts above Colombia's Lake Tota, and the resilient citizens who have managed a spirited way of life despite tragedy and devastation.

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A young man gets a haircut. A group of children play soccer. A doctor tends to an injured patient's foot. A storekeeper sells household items to a young mother. Life in the small fishing community of Nueva Venecia is like that of any other the world over, with one remarkable difference: The entirety of this small village is perched on stilts above Colombia's Lake Tota, with homes, schools and even a soccer field floating just a few feet above that country's largest lake. Documentary filmmaker Emiliano Mazza de Luca crafts a stunning, lyrical portrait of an honest people in sync with the rhythms of nature yet who find themselves moving through a collective trauma following a devastating massacre carried out by paramilitary forces in late 2000. Through it all, de Luca masterfully captures the spirit and resilience of a people happy to be alive and grateful for the simple pleasures of life in a fishing village: pulling up nets full of trout; dancing to a picó sound system; cheering on the hometown soccer team.

Director Biography
Emiliano Mazza de Luca is a documentary filmmaker born in Montevideo, Uruguay, the son of a theater set designer and a speech therapist. He got his start in production in television and advertisement projects. He is the founder of Passaparola Films.

  • Director: Emiliano Mazza de Luca
  • Premiere Status: US Premiere
  • Country: Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Producer: Martha Orozco, Emiliano Mazza, Diana Kuellar
  • Screenplay: Emiliano Mazza, Martha Orozco
  • Cinematographers: Ricardo Restrepo
  • Editors: Lenz Claure, Guillermo Madeiro, Pablo Riera
  • Music: Cecilia Trajtenberg, Systema Solar
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP