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Salero | A Film by Mike Plunkett

A FILM BY MIKE PLUNKETT

 

 

ABOUT SALERO

The world's largest salt flat, Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, is a pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the "saleros" who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This remote region is thrust into the future when Bolivia's leaders embark on a plan to extract a precious mineral found beneath the salt crust, and to build an infrastructure connecting the Salar to the outside world. Salero, a nonfiction feature film, is a poetic journey through the eyes of Moises, one of the last remaining salt gatherers. Set at the dawn of the modern age in one of the most secluded places on earth, Moises' story explores how identity is formed by both tradition and progress.

 

 

SALERO FESTIVAL TEASER

 

“If you are a Salero you are part of the earth. In a way, we will always be here.”

 

 

A CINEREACH PRODUCTION

Directed by MIKE PLUNKETT
Featuring MOISES CHAMBI YUCRA
Edited by ANDREW BLACKWELL and PAX WASSERMAN
Composer ADAM BRYANBAUM WILTZIE
Director of Photography ANDREW DAVID WATSON
Co-producers AARON RABIN and NOAH BLOCK-HARLEY
Executive Producers PHILIPP ENGELHORN, MICHAEL RAISLER and PAUL MEZEY
Produced by ANNA ROSE HOLMER, ANDREW GOLDMAN and MIKE PLUNKETT

 
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Screenings

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival
São Paulo, Brazil
June 1 - 14, 2017

 

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T: 415 332 6471
E: annie@rocofilms.com

 

"There are still hidden places full of mystery, where man hasn't made his mark yet."

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SUPPORTED BY

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund
New York State Council on the Arts
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Tribeca Film Institute
Independent Filmmaker Project
Paley Center for Media in Association with Snagfilms

 

“This isn’t about lithium. It’s about this country saying goodbye to the past.”