La Boquilla, My Paradise
An award winning documentary portraying a global message focusing in the moving testimonies of the inhabitants of the beautiful Virgin’s Cienaga (Cienaga de la Virgen) located in the outskirts of Cartagena, Colombia, also known as “La Boquilla”. An under privileged community that survives with a strong tradition of fishing and artisan craft. The “Boquilleros”, are under a constant threat of losing their fascinating eco system due to the fast paced growth of the modern city. Ironically, their only hope of survival is by the affluence of tourists that visit their territory to enjoy tours through their mangroves, and their gastronomy. Aside from that, the “Boquilleros” rely on the assistance of the various ecological foundations that are fighting to preserve the community’s eco system through the education of the up rising generations. Even though the “Boquilleros” praise their community as being a piece of heaven or paradise, as this is all they know, the reality as seen in the eyes of outsiders is that the territory is crumbling due to poverty, trash and lack of economical resources from a government that makes empty promises.