The white treasure

by Eva Katharina Bühler

Documentary | Bolivia - Germany - Swiss | 2011 | HD | 52 min.

italian subtitles by EMM

sunday 15 july
TORREGLIA, Villa dei Vescovi

Don Rosauro is standing in the middle of an endless white desert. He ́s a salt worker at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. For generations the dependants of the Ayamara Indians have been mining salt here. The salt lake ́s ground is assumed to hold the world ́s biggest amount of lithium. Lithium - the future ́s resource. How will the salt worker ́s microcosmos change, when a globalized world reaches in? In a close portrait the film carefully joins two generations while discovering first signs of future changes.


Eva Katharina Bühler was born in Achern, black forest, Germany, in 1981. At the age of fourteen she discovered painting and photography for herself. Having finished her university entrance diploma she took up studies of audiovisual media at HOCHSCHULE DER MEDIEN in Stuttgart and finished in 2004 with a diploma degree. In 2005 she began studying at FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG in Ludwigsburg, Germany where she directed several documentary films and was DOP for various short an middle-length films. During her studies Eva Katharina Bühler gathered working experience as camera assistant at german TV station WDR, production company X-Filme and several others. She still works as DOP for several documentary features, e.g. SOLITUDE by Marcel Wehn on 3Sat. awards and nominations 2012 Winner Womans Director of Photography Award 2011 Kodak prize for Cinematography 2011, „Monika“ And „The White Treasure“ 2010 in competition for Max Ophüls Preis 2010, „Monika“, middle-length feature: DoP 2009 in competition for Max Ophüls Preis 2009, „Alles In Mir“, documentary: director and DoP 2002 German Newcomer Photography Award 2001 Mark Of Recognition For Special Artistic Achievements By The State Of Baden-Württemberg filmography 2011 „The White Treasure“ Documentary - 52min HD Cinematography/Direction: Eva Katharina Bühler Production: Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg Internationational program Dok-Leipzig 2011 2010 „Monika“, Director of Photography, middle length feature Director: Christian Werner, 53 min, 1:2.35, RED CAM Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Nominated for „Max Ophüls Preis 2011“ DEFA-Prize 2011 Best Short Film, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2011 Best Short Film, FILMZ 2010 „All about me“ , Director and Director of Photography, documentary, 52min, 16:9, HD Filmakadmie Baden-Württemberg Festival: in competition Max-Ophüls-Preis 2010 2010 „Beelzebub“,Director of Photography, middle length feature Director: Barbara Ott, 35min, 1:2.35, RED CAM Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2009 „celebrating sexuality“, Director of Photography, Commercial, Director: Michael Adam, 1min, 16:9, RED CAM Spotlight, commercial award Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, 2008 „Frei Sein“, Director of Photography, Short Movie, Director: Liza Huber, 20min, 16:9 HD Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Festivals: Biberacher Filmfestspielen, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2008 „Vogel.tot“ Director of Photography, Short Movie , Director: Barbara Ott, 30min,16:9, 16mm, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, 2007/08 „Kilometer81“, Director , Documentary, 33min, 16:9, 16mm Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Festival: Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2007/08 „Ab heute bin ich Mark“,Director of Photography, Documentary, Director: Michael Adam, 30min,16:9, 16mm Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Festival: FILMZ - Festival des deutschen Kinos 2007/08 “Die Fee vom Nordbahnhof“,Director of Photography, Documentary, Director: Liza Huber, 35min, 16:9, 16mm. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2007 „Elements“, Director of Photography, Documentary 60min,16:9,HD Atelier Busche Media. 2007 „Notiz“, Director of Photography, Short 10min, 16:9 HD Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2007 “Vigilia“,Director of Photography, Short Movie, 6:30min, 16mm/HDV Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2007 „Alles was bleibt“, Director and Director of Photography, experimental short, 4min, photographies Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2007 „Zugvögel“ Director, Short Movie Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2006 „Ich bin ich“, Director, Documentary 5min 2005/06 „All Right“ Director, Documentary , 60min

Eva Katharina Bühler
Eva Katharina Bühler
Eva Katharina Bühler
Matthias Scharfi
Joh Weisgerber
Daniel Lopez Colque, Juan Lopez Gonzales, Rosauro Lopez Huayllani
Julia Wagner, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
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