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Cienaga Grande

A documentary directed by .



Sit­u­ated in North-East Colom­bia, on the Caribbean coast, the Cien­aga Grande, because it is so exten­sive, is the sec­ond biggest zone of marsh­land in the world after the Ever­glades in Florida.

It is also one of the last nat­ural par­adises on the planet. It is an area of 4,280 km2 where myr­i­ads of migrat­ing birds live, between forests of man­groves and brack­ish water. It is a har­mo­nious but frag­ile ecosys­tem, caught in the grip of advanc­ing civil­i­sa­tion but where the myth­i­cal dimen­sion per­sists. Gabriel Gar­cia Mar­quez who is a native of this region, drew his inspi­ra­tion here for writ­ing “Cent Ans de solitude”.

Car­los Rendón Zipa­gauta leads us through daily life in the Cien­aga Grande thanks to a fam­ily of fish­er­men and espe­cially an old man and his grand­son. This film is a song of hope for the sav­ing of one of the most beau­ti­ful regions of Colombia.

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