Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez | Argentina, Germany 2018 | 24 Min. | OmeU

Austrian Premiere

Every morning Flora wanders through the Argentinian mountains with her Llamas to find pastureland. Still, the land grows more barren every month, making her animals struggle to find spots to feed on. A US-Canadian corporation settled down in the region of Salinas Grandes to mine lithium. Helping itself to the last water resources of the Atamaca and Kolla, the corporation seeks to satisfy the hunger of the world for rechargeable batteries.
Through a poetic and calm imagery, Oro Blanco tells of the livelihoods and fears of people in the tense atmosphere of exploitation and the continuity of traditions.

Director: Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
Camera and Sound: Rina Zimmering, Nuno Rodrigues, Andreas Goldbrunner
Editing: Robert Vakily
Producer: Luciana Newto

DOK Leipzig 2018 (World Premiere)
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2019
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2019 (International Premiere)
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2019
Student Academy Awards 2019 (Finalist)
Film Festival della Lessinia 2019,
Global University Film Awards Hong Kong 202

Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez was born in Aguascalientes Mexico. She studied Audio Visual Arts at University La Concordia where she graduated in 2010. Since 2012 she has been studying Directing for Documentary Film and Television journalism at University of Television and Film Munich. In 2015 she was selected for the Docuvillage Directors Program in Israel. In 2018 she participated in the workshop “The documentary as a tool to defend human rights” in Mexico. She currently works on her thesis project. F