This documentary will be directed by Spanish filmmaker José Manuel Novoa and Dr. Julia May, president of the El Caño Foundation, explains José María Morales, founder of Wanda Films and co-producer of the project, in conjunction with the Panamanian crew of Jaguar Films.
Since 2012 they have been reporting on the archaeological value of what was found at El Caño, some of the most significant discoveries made in the Americas in the last couple decades, says Morales, but questions remain.
That's where El Dorado de Panamá comes in. Morales revealed this title of the documentary when he was in Panama a few weeks ago.
Who were the members of the culture that dwelled in El Caño? Where did they come from? How did they live? What did they eat? What were their beliefs?
These are some of the questions that El Dorado de Panamáwill attempt to address, states a brochure introducing Wanda Films' latest project.
The documentary will retrace the discoveries at the site, ever since the first excavation in 1926. Morales, who has 30 years of experience in the audiovisual field, plans to start filming in January or February of 2014.
The filmmaker indicated that El Dorado de Panamáis one of two projects being prepared in Panama. The other is Wild Panama, a documentary on the country's biodiversity.
The idea, he says, is to encompass all the natural wealth of Panama in about two years of filming.