MARMATO (SPOTLIGHT EVENT)
Mark Grieco / Colombia and USA / 2014 / 87 mins / English and Spanish with English subtitles / Documentary
Under the Colombian mountain village of Marmato lies US$20 billion in gold, one of the world’s last great reserves. Marmato’s 8,000 inhabitants could soon be displaced after a Canadian mining company buys the land and plans to tear the mountain down. Filmed over six years with stunning cinematography, this emotional documentary follows the residents of Marmato as they battle the wealthy and powerful global mining company. Fighting to save their identity and 500 years of cultural heritage from extinction, what hope does Marmato have?
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.