In the year 2020 all untapped minerals in the bowels of the earth were diluted and transformed into poisonous gasses by the Aqua Regia Storm. Expelled through every open pit mine on the planet, the gas leak killed around 80 percent of the total world population in less than a month. 50 years after, located in what was once Northern Quebec, the New Abitibi Independent Communities Confederacy (NAICC) faces, together with many communities around the world, the challenge of building a new global system. Before the dilution the village of Agbogbloshie, a former wetland in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, was home of the world’s largest e-waste dumping site. Filled with tons of technological garbage, rapidly it became the center of the new world; its population, highly tech-skilled, travels around the world sharing knowledge, trying to keep the world connected.
As a media artist, Andrés is actively committed to the communities where he has worked and lived. His work reflects a political consciousness founded on the desire for social change. After studying Industrial Engineering, his passion for art led him to become a photographer and experimental filmmaker. He interned at the VII Photo Agency in New York City and later received a master’s degree in Experimental Media from Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Canada. His master thesis project “Je me souviens” received an excellence mention and was presented as an artist talk, thanks to the support of the Quebec Council for the Arts, during ISEA 2016 in Hong Kong. His work has been included in the PHotoEspaña festival in Madrid, Festival de la Imagen in Manizales, Colombia and has been display at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City.
Director of Photography
Leonardo Harim Xavier du Miranda
Entreprises Vidéo Service
Documentary Futurism Project Coordinator
Diego Alfonso Real
Commissioned and Distributed by Cinema Politica
Executive Producers (CP)
This film wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable support of:
Marie Êve St Onge
Mme. Guylaine Belley et ses archives personnels de Joutel
RNC media - Rouyn-Noranda
Special thanks to the entire production team and the actors, who, with their talent, generosity and energy, have materialized this project.