Emulating the process by which the mud is washed to obtain gold from the Amazon River, the video reveals the particularities of the conflict surrounding informal mining in Peru. The title refers to the Peruvian virgin forest affected by the mining tailings and mercury poisoning, inevitably revoking its virgin status. Starting from a simple action, the video attempts to describe the complexity of a conflict, product of the government’s neglect of the area.
Full length: 3:02 looped
Concept & Realisation: Diego Lama