Hearts of Coal
It's dirty, demanding and highly dangerous, but in Russia, coal mining is a multi-billion dollar business. Join James Brown as he travels to the Kuzbass, Russia's coal basin, to see what it takes to work in an industry that employs more than 100,000 people, but which still claims lives every year. Meet the men who do one of the toughest rescue jobs in the world, the miners who spend their lives in some of the largest pits on the planet and the families that love them.
The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana
Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana's gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
Choropampa: The Price of Gold
A devastating mercury spill by the world's richest gold mining corporation transforms a quiet peasant village in Peru's Andean mountains into a hotbed of civil resistance. A courageous young mayor emerges to lead his people on a quest for health care and justice. But powerful interests conspire to thwart the villagers at every turn in this 2-year epic chronicle of the real price of gold.
Earth Focus: Canada's Rush for Gold
Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. In this Earth Focus report, Human Rights Watch looks at the allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and 95 percent-owned by Barrick Gold -- a Canadian company that is the world's largest gold producer. The Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd., which would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred-held body of water.
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