Ministry of the Environment

Film projections

The Golden Land

Set against the backdrop of a seemingly unassuming dispute between the citizens of three small villages in eastern Slovakia and a major American oil company, we observe how the voice of an individual transforms from a droll yelp to a fundamental attitude towards life. For the locals, true wealth lies in simple cohabitation with the Earth; for investors it lies hundreds of metres below it. The locals are bound by the desire to protect their sanctuary, the investors want to drill for oil. What will be the outcome of this clash and who will reap what?

directorDominik Jursa language: Czech, Slovak
origin: Slovakia subtitles: English, Slovak
year: 2020 competing category: Central European films
duration: 64 min  

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