Mike Plunkett / USA, Bolivia / 2015 / 76 mins / Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles / Documentary
“…with the stunningly cinematic salar as its setting, ‘salero’ is an immersive personal encounter with destiny rewritten.”
The extraterrestrial scenery of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, has been the secluded home of Indigenous salt gatherers for generations. When the government comes to mine the valuable lithium reserves beneath the salt crust and connect the remote community to a globalised world, Moises and his family are thrown into a crisis of belonging and identity, as their traditional way of life is thrown off-course and they are forced to meet with progress. Breathtaking cinematography of the pristine landscape accompanied by an evocative score make Salero an experience not to be missed on the big screen.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Check out the trailer, here.