Salt is precious to Moises, but it is the Salar's untapped lithium reserve that is predicted to make Bolivia "the Saudi Arabia of the 21st century." This film comes during tremendous change in Bolivia, and captures the precise moment when its famous Salar, one of the world's most remote places, transformed into a player in the global economy. In the film, Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, launches a plan to build a lithium industry without interference from other nations, pledging an end to resource exploitation by foreigners. In this complex economic and political climate, and with the stunningly cinematic Salar as its setting, Salero is an immersive personal encounter with destiny rewritten.
Mike Plunkett is a New York-based director, writer and editor for film and TV. His short films have shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Queens Museum, the DGA, and on PBS. Salero, his first feature documentary, was produced New York based film production company and foundation, Cinereach, with support from The MacArthur Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, San Francisco Film Society, and NYSCA.
Thursday, December 1
Reception at 6:30 / Screening at 7:30pm
El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (between 104th and 105th streets)RSVP: elmuseo.org/event/salero/
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SOURCE The Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce