Maracaibo Oil Company

It is clear that both films, dead Pozo and Maracaibo Oil Company, were speeches with strategies (more descriptive in the first, more narrative in the second) who failed to accurately establish structural and organizational attitudes, anticipating certain operations, by using appropriate instruments and tactical options precise, in order to achieve pre-established objectives. Not in vain says Britto Garcia (1990) regarding Oropeza film: there is very little of Maracaibo, and much less oil (p. 12). However, these films constitute steps primary by addressing and manifest, regardless of narrative strategies and forms, the self: a self that becomes visible to be manifold, being individual, collective, temporary, timeless, conscious, unconscious, material, supramaterial; a notorious force of provoking reactions in the viewer and raise a panorama, dark to the Venezuelan, for any man who does not belong to the Center, resumible with single noun self: identity. It is to explain. El Dorado is the myth that relates to the Eurocentric vision of what Latin American and that introduces us to the story. El Dorado, as myth, subsists in ambivalence: it is an attempt to express our inner significance and is a draw attention about elusive realities elusive insofar as they lie in the unconscious – to describe events historically verifiable, as travel by pariah of late 15th century and beginning of the next, which highlights the recent idea (Moron, 1994p. 36) of fixing points of departure for the second and the third Columbus voyage (1495 and 1498) pointed thread to follow by cataloged travellers of the first period. Roads that open the expedition in what will be the territory of Venezuela; the expedition made receptacle of the discoverer desire, the desire for territorial expansion, the aggrandizement of Spain, of the realization of the ideal personal, the lust for profit, of heroism. Such dynamics of widening of the Peninsular prepondero the myth of El Dorado, greatly influencing the countless comings and goings of the adventurers in the creation of new establishments in mining and, at the expense of cities whose apparent role was the of to serve as bridges of continental penetration into the general trend of colonization.