Oro Blanco

Filmstill Oro Blanco

Oro Blanco

Oro Blanco
Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
Time to Act! 2022
Documentary Film
23 minutes

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Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
Luciana Newton
Luciana Newton
Rina Zimmering
Robert Vakily
Nuno Rodriguez
Andreas Goldbrunner

The vast expanses of the Argentinian salt deserts hold one of the greatest lithium deposits in the world. International corporations are mining the “white gold”, robbing the indigenous groups who, since time immemorial, have bred llamas and lived on traditional salt-mining in this area, of precious ground water. In magnificent images and with a narrative approach that combines poetry and agitprop, “Oro Blanco” shows how the indigenous population are fighting against the exploitation and destruction of “pacha mama”. Their resistance needs some heightened awareness on the other side of the world, where lithium batteries are all too often regarded as the cure-all against the use of fossil fuels.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Out of Balance
Climate Crisis