„El Peso del Oro“ has been selected to participate in the 34th Munich International Documentary Film Festival from 8th until 19th May 2019. We are incredibly proud and happy to participate for the Student Award.
In the beginning, a labyrinth. The camera follows through shafts, tunnels in pits. Very close, almost distorted. Only the miners‘ headlamps illuminate part of their reality. Sweat, dirt, scars on their faces, in society, in the landscape. Elements collide with each other. Dirty hands and faces, rough voices. Deep below the mountain, at 40 degrees Celsius, the gold miners open up to the camera and tell about their lives. They do not own any gold themselves. Their wedding rings are made of stainless steel. Their gold chains are made of plastic. Despite all the adversity, the workers are proud of what they do. The danger binds them together like brothers. They divide the gold they find among themselves – others determine the price for it.https://vimeo.com/236600340
Based on the novel „Morte e Vida Severina“ by João Cabral de Melo Neto from the year 1955, the film tells the story of the fictive character Severino that tries to find a better life in the big Brazilian city Recife. On his way from the desert-like area he grew up to the coast, we get to know various people working in Brazil. They tell about their reality at the bottom of a society in the year 2016.
Miłosz Żmiejewski & Yves Itzek
Man, machine and landscape as icons in a timeless circle. Eternal repetition. There is no evasion. The man as an unfree labourer for the machine… machines have no dreams. The mill grinds on and on.
Yves Maurice & Miłosz Żmiejewski
Three-channel video installation with sound – projection on wood, black iridescent colour – 10 min loop
„Do you fear death? Don ́t be frightened…“
A boy spends hours on a busy holiday-beach.
His impressions and thoughts intertwine to a current perception, that is concerned with transience.
The cinematic essay Memento Mori aims to understand life and death as a unit and questions the fear of death.
Director: Nina Schiena
13 min – Fiction – 5D MK II– Color – Full HD – Germany – 2016