The Magical State

Shot in La Guajira peninsula in Colombia, the location of one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, Sophia Al Maria addresses the issue of fossil fuel extraction. A young woman from the Wayuu tribe indigenous to the area is interrogated by an unseen Spanish-speaking man. She becomes possessed by the angry spirit of a 40 million year old oil demon awakened by mining. The Magical State is a film intended to shake the viewer into the knowledge that we are the exploiters and we must be stopped.
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Direction: Sophia Al-maria
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2017

Sophia Al-maria