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

Presented by: 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.

Poster: SERRA PELADA, A Lenda da Montanha de Ouro [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

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


Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018