Nov 6 2013

SERRA PELADA, A Lenda da Montanha de Ouro (Naked Mountain, The Legend of the Mountain of Gold)

November 6, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


old image of people working in a stone mine

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program

The largest open-air gold mine in the world, Serra Pelada, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, has spawned its share of legends. In the 1980s, 115,000 men from all over Brazil, would extract 100 tons of gold from the mountain, transforming it—in a short decade—into a giant, water-filled crater surrounded by misery. This documentary raises questions about the mountain’s rise and fall, and its relation to the political transformations of the country.

Approx. 102 min Portuguese with English subtitles.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Rodrigo Letier, Serra Pelada producer and Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, LALS.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: UIC Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, Minor in Moving Image Arts, Moving Image Program, and student organizations FUA and LGSA

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020