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The Decade of Destruction Series
Mountains of Gold

Gold mining in the Amazon is a dangerous and dirty business.


A printer-friendly version of this page 54 minutes
Directed by Adrian Cowell
Produced by Adrian Cowell, Nomad Films Ltd



Brazil has one of the world's largest untapped gold reserves and roughly 70% of its production is mined by freelance prospectors, or garimpeiros, who pan and dredge gold all over the forest on land licensed by the government to huge companies. The film follows Jova, a prospector famous among his colleagues for his illegal gold strikes, as he plays hide and seek with the security forces of Brazil's largest mining multinational. The main threat to the company, however, is the huge mine of Serra Pelada which is manually operated by garimpeiros.

Other titles in the series are:

In the Ashes of the Forest - Part 1 - Saga of two colonists in the Amazon.

In the Ashes of the Forest - Part 2 - Concludes the Amazon colonists' saga.

Killing for Land - Land wars in the Amazon.

The Killing of Chico Mendes - The 1988 murder of Chico Mendes.



Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1990     Copyright Date: 1990
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-333-1     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-032-3





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Subjects
Brazil
Developing World
Environment
Forests and Rainforests
Latin America
Mining
Natural Resources


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