El Peso del Oro
The weight of gold

film type documentary film Production Country Germany, Colombia production year 2019 runtime 30'00
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby SR languages Spanisch Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch

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.

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director Milosz Zmiejewski, Oscar Diaz, Yves-Maurice Itzek Schnitt / Editing Yves-Maurice Itzek Bildgestaltung / DOP Yves-Maurice Itzek Drehbuch / Script Yves-Maurice Itzek Tongestaltung / Sound Design Oscar Diaz film school Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Festivals
2019 Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken, Germany
2019 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
2019 Dok.Fest München, Germany
2019 Autrans Mountain Film Festival, France
2019 Bogotá International Documentary Film Festival, Colombia
2019 Festival Internacional de Cine Austral, Córdoba, Argentina (Best documentary short film)
Production
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
  • Ute Dilger
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • Deutschland
  • +49 221 20189330
  • http://www.khm.de
Distribution
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
  • Ute Dilger
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • Deutschland
  • +49 221 20189330
  • http://www.khm.de
Sales
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
  • Ute Dilger
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • Deutschland
  • +49 221 20189330
  • http://www.khm.de
School
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • +49 221 201890
  • http://www.khm.de

Milosz Zmiejewski

Born 1982 in Cologne;
studied regional sciences Latin America at the University of Cologne until 2012;
until 2016 studied the postgraduate course Media Arts at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a focus on installation and documentary film

Filmography
2018 MORTE E VIDA

Oscar Diaz

Born 1994 in Bogotá, Columbia;
took film & TV studies at National University of Colombia until 2018;
throughout his career he focused his work on documentary filmmaking, sound installation and field sound

Filmography
2016 LEJANÍA
2017 EL LUGAR MAS LEJANO
2018 DIVAGANDO EN CONCRETO

Yves-Maurice Itzek

Born 1989 in the northern Black Forest;
2011-2013 studied at the self-organized film school filmArche in Berlin;
is currently studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a focus on cinematography and documentary film;
right now he is working on his first feature film

Filmography
2018 MORTE E VIDA