Dreaming of El Dorado

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By Marie Arana In La Rinconada, Peru, the highest human habitation in the world, legions of miners seek gold and one young girl seeks an education. For as long as Senna can remember, she has worked to support her family. She began at four, helping prepare food that her family would hawk about town, when […]

Marie’s video about the film “Girl Rising”

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This short clip made just after Marie’s visit to the La Rinconada gold mines in Peru, describes her meeting with 14-year-old Senna, the child laborer, budding poet, and Marie’s subject for the film “Girl Rising.” In 2011, Marie visited the mines, which are situated under a glacier 18,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes. It […]

Marie visits the highest human habitation in the world

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La Rinconada, a gold mine at 18,000 feet in Peru, is the subject of this probing article, titled “Dreaming of El Dorado.” Marie traveled there to meet a young girl, Senna, and write a script for the  forthcoming movie “Girl Rising.” The accompanying photographs are by Gina Nemirofsky of The Documentary Group in Los Angeles. […]

 
 

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