The Barrel

Director: Anabel Rodriguez Rios | Countries of production: Finland | Year: 2012 | Length: 5 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years

More than anything else, 13 year old Luis wants a used oil barrel so he can make a boat and enter a race. He lives on a floating village in the middle of the Maracaibo Lake, one of the main oil reserves in Venezuela, where every day 832 000 barrels of oil are extracted.

This short film from Why Poverty? looks at the challenges faced living in Maracaibo Lake through the eyes of a child.

Thank you to WOSDEC for helping us to create a unique learning resource for second to third level learners to accompany this film.