Film Archive

Jahr

Oro Blanco

Documentary Film
Argentina,
Germany
2018
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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HFF Munich
Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
Rina Zimmering
Robert Vakily
Nuno Rodriguez
The vast expanses of the salt deserts in north-western Argentina hold one of the largest lithium deposits in the world. International corporations are mining the “white gold”, depriving the indigenous people, who breed llamas and do traditional salt-mining for a living, of the precious ground water. In magnificent images and with a narrative stance that combines poetry and agitprop, “Oro Blanco” shows that the indigenous population has long ago started to take action against the destruction of “pacha mama”.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Nominated for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award