We are extremely happy about the Distinction of the NRW Jury of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2019 for El Peso del Oro!
“Our Special Mention goes to an international team production that conveys a physical experience shot under life-threatening conditions. For a handful of gold dust, the Colombian workers toil under extremely hard conditions underground. Droning drills, sweat and the claustrophobic narrowness of the shafts: El Peso del Oro follows the trail of gold and digs deep into the exploitation of body and nature. Yves-Maurice Itzek, Milosz Zmiejewski and Oscar Diaz literally move down to the lowest end of the capitalist profit chain, and thus to the root of a global problem. The weight of gold – it cannot be measured in ounces.”