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GOLD FEVER

GOLD FEVER documents a Guatemalan village caught in the crosshairs of a worldwide frenzy for gold.

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Overview

Synopsis

Tragic and inspiring, Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a remote Guatemalan village. 500 years after the conquistadors invaded, and still reeling from decades of US-backed repression, the Mayans of San Miguel Ixtahuacán find themselves on the front lines of an increasingly globalized world. Together with members of their divided community, and in the face of grave consequences, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat to their ancestral lands.

Meanwhile, in the North, fearful investors flock to gold and some call for the return of the gold standard. Commentators Noam Chomsky, Magalí Rey Rosa, and John Perkins draw connections between the stratospheric power of Wall Street and San Miguel’s struggle, asking “what is the value of the one place we have to live?”

Winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about the destructive and exploitative impacts of transnational mi

Stage
finished
Running time
83 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
G Project Films and Northland Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
3
Locations
Canada, United States, Guatemala

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Distribution
Journeyman Pictures

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