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Oro Blanco

Harsh winds, vast salt lakes and dryness shape the mountians of north west Argentina. Every morning Flora walks out into the mountains with her onehundred llamas searching for pastures. However every season the animals become thinner and the landscape drier. The high planes of the Salinas Grandes hides one of the biggest lithium reserves in the world. In order to extract it the last sweet water of the desert is being pumped into vast reserves by international companies. The battery industry`s ressource hunger threatens the shepherds and the traditional salt production of the indigenous Kolla and Atacama. In quiet poetic images "Oro Blanco" depicts the lives and fears of people who have to fight for their territory and way of living.

DOK Leipzig//2018

Submission in the category Deutschen Kurzfilmwettbewerb

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen gGmbH//2019

Submission in the category German Competition

Guanajuato International Film Festival//2019

Filmfestival Lessinia//2019

Student Academy Awards//2019

Shorts at Moonlight e.V.//2019

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus//2019

FIEC Festival Internacional de Escuelas de Cine Uruguay//2019

Neustrelitzer Naturfilmfestival Mensch! Natur!//2019


Über Kurz oder Lang, Murnau//2019


Global University Film Awards//2020

FIDÉ Brasil//2019

International Film Festival First Frame//2019

Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival//2019

Globale Mittelhessen//2019

Nuovi Mondi Mountain Film Festival//2019

FICE - Festival Internacional de Cine Ensenada//2019

Filmschoolfest Munich//2019