DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Oro Blanco


Oro Blanco




CATALOGUE TEXT
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


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Credits
Original Title: Oro Blanco
Country: Germany, Argentina
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 23 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
Producer: Luciana Newton
Cinematographer: Rina Zimmering
Editor: Robert Vakily
Sound: Nuno Rodriguez
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The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.