ARAYA (Margot Benacerraf, 1959)

“All life comes from the sea.” We hear this in the Venezuelan documentary Araya—the name of a northeastern village whose inhabitants survive by mining salt from a shallow salt marsh and by fishing. Jose Ignacio Cabrujas and Margot Benacerraf, the film’s director, wrote the plentiful voiceover narration that, while seeming simple, contributes to something more […]