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CERRO RICO - THE SILVER MOUNTAIN

Armin Thalhammer | Bolivia, Austria 2016 | 30 Min. | OmeU

Tuesday, 09.05.2017, 4:30 pm | tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal

Filmmaker present

This film is nominated for the Austrian Documentary Award (ADA).
Screened together with Aquamazonida.

 

In the vertiginous Bolivian highlands rests Cerro Rico, the rich mountain full of tradition and great meaning. For over 400 years people there have been mining for silver. The movie offers an impressive insight into the hard and dangerous daily routine of Cerro Rico's miners. Dust, hollow hammering and the headlights generate a unique and bizarre scenery, in one of the most dangerous workplace in the world.

Biography

Armin Thalhammer was born in 1988 in a small village in lower Bavaria, Germany. He was running through the neighbourhood with his fathers camera even before he learned writing and reading. As he became older he found his love for traveling the world and hearing the stories of people from different cultures. Starting with hitchhiking through Europe he soon found himself traveling up to 20 countries a year. He earns the money for this trips with selling his photographs. In 2008 he started studying media design at the HDU Deggendorf, spending one semester abroad in Melbourne and continuing with a Master Degree in Film at the University for Applied Sciences Salzburg. „Cerro Rico – The Silver Mountain“ is Armin's debut movie.

Awards

  • 5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS' AWARD
  • SALZBURGER FILMNACHWUCHSPREIS “SIMON S.” 2016 - 2nd PRIZE


Screenings

  • SEHSÜCHTE – 45th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL FILMUNIVERSITY BABELSBERG 2016
  • 13th GÖTTINGEN INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL CHANGING PERSPECTIVES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 5th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016
  • 13th VIS VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS – FESTIVAL FOR SHORT FILM, ANIMATION & MUSIC VIDEO 2016
  • 32nd HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 14th GDANSK DOCFILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 47th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 3rd FIRST STEP FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 12th EARLY BIRD – INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 14th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 20th CINEMAIUBIT – INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA 2017
  • 7th GLOBALE MITTELHESSEN 2017
  • 8th ANTARCTIC SHORT, DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017
  • TRANSMEDIALE FESTIVAL 2017
  • 9th GO SHORT - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN 2017
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE - JFF ZAGREB 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL 2017
  • 8th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2017


Website

www.cerro-rico-film.com

Trailer

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