March 22, 2010

Araya (Margot Benacerraf, 1959)

The aspect that is immediately striking with Araya is its beautifully contrasted black-and-white photography. By the opening shots of the northeastern Venezuelan coast, by insisting on the beauty of Venezuela’s nature, Benacerraf creates awe in the viewer. She succeeds in conveying her love of Venezuela. The peaceful and serene beginning supports well the poetic style of the documentary, rendered apparent […]