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Monday, October 24, 2005

Behind Gold's Glitter: Torn Lands and Pointed Questions
"Behind Gold's Glitter: Torn Lands and Pointed Questions"--the feature article on the front page of today's (Oct. 24) New York Times-- is an in-depth result of a months-long investigation by the Times. It exposes the fact that gold mines have become the "near-equivalent of nuclear waste dumps that must be tended in perpetuity."

The article makes specific references to the Newmont Corporation's Yanacocha mine in Peru. Our film CHOROPAMPA: THE PRICE OF GOLD documents this mine's devasting effect on local populations, as well as the organizing and activism that ensued after a mercury spill. First Run/Icarus Films distributes several other films about the environmental and human damage caused by metal mines around the world, including INHERITANCE: A FISHERMAN'S STORY, AN INJURY TO ONE, and THE COLOR OF GOLD.

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