Marie visits the highest human habitation in the world

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.

Read the whole text of “Dreaming of El Dorado”here.

And learn about Richard Robbins’s film “Girl Rising” here.