17 May 2017
from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)|
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Our third screening in the Anthropocene series is Mike Plunkett's nonfiction feature film 'Salero' (76 mins, 2015).
The earth’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, is an otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the saleros who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This secluded region is thrust into the future when Bolivia embarks on a plan to extract a precious mineral from the Salar and to build an infrastructure that will connect it to the modernised world. Salero is a poetic journey through the eyes of Moises, one of the last remaining salt gatherers, whose story explores how identity is formed by both tradition and progress.
The film will be introduced by the Director of The Cairns Institute, Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie, who will broaden our understanding of the anthropocene epoch from a sociological perspective.
The screening is FREE and open to the public.