Call Number: F3341.P7 S2 2016
A rare and thorough look at the earth's largest salt flat, Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, [this film] is a poetic journey through the eyes of Moises Chambi Yucra, one of the last remaining salt gatherers. 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 modern world. ... While salt is precious to Moises, the untapped lithium beneath the Salar--estimated to be half the planet's supply--has captured the imagination of industrial powers across the globe. If it can be extracted, experts say, the lithium will make Bolivia 'the Saudi Arabia of the 21st century.