GISELA CARBAJAL RODRÍGUEZ

 DIRECTOR
Documentary / journalism / Fiction

ORO BLANCO

Documentary
Duration: 23min.
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: German, English
Image: Color, Scope
Screening formats: dcp, Bluray, DVD, File
 

Screenings:

2018 DOK Leipzig, National short film competition, nominated for the "Safe work place award", Germany

2019 Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany

2019 Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico

2019 Shorts at Moonlight, Germany

2019 DOQUMENTA, Mexico

2019 Festival della Lessinia, Italy

2019 Festival Internacional de Escuelas de Cine Uruguay

2019 Naturfilmfestival Mensch! Natur!, Germany

2019 Globale Mittelhessen, Germany

2019 Selected for AG Kurzfilm Catalogue
AG Kurzfilm Short Film Compilation

Synopsis:

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.

LA BESTIA

Migrants risk their life on the dangerous journey through Mexico on a train they call: La Bestia.

LA BESTIA

Documentary
Duration: 29min.
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: German, English
Image: Color, 16:9
Screening formats: dcp, Bluray, DVD, File

Screenings:

2017 Full Screen, Nir Altman Gallery Munich

2017 Film Forum Landsberg

2016 Refugee Film Program, Technical University of Munich

2016 Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival Vienna

2016 ESSA – Young Talent Shortfilm Competition

2016 Wendland Shorts

2016 East End Film Festival

2016 Über Kurz oder Lang, Short Film Days Murnau

2015 Al Jazeera Documentary Festival

2015 Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces, Mexico

Synopsis:

Thousands of migrants put their lives at risk to board 'La Bestia' in search of the american dream. La Bestia is a train that gets its name from its brutality as it crosses Mexico from Central America to the USA. For many it is the only chance of crossing the border, but it comes at a great price. Many never make it to the end destination. This film accompanies Francisco, Lupe, Maribel, Josue and Oman, through a part of their journey. Having left their families, friends and home behind, they make their way north  with their hopes and fears.