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Story Publication logo July 18, 2021

‘Green as Gold’: A Portrait of Fear Over a Colombian Mining Project (Spanish)


Aerial view of the Cauca River Valley

AngloGold's mining project La Quebradona could make things worse for the spectacled bear.


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In this edition of France 24's Reporteros, we talk to journalist Isabella Bernal, director of the documentary Verde como el oro (Green as Gold). This audiovisual piece tells the story of the will of the people of the department of Antioquia, Colombia, to warn the national authorities about the environmental and social impact that could occur if a mining extraction project that the multinational AngloGold Ashanti has planned for the area is carried out.

In the documentary, some inhabitants, mostly dedicated to agricultural activities, express their concern about the possible start of the Quebradona mining project, which could be developed by the multinational AngloGold Ashanti, and which intends to extract 4.9 million tons of copper concentrate, gold and other minerals.

Green as Gold is a documentary that shows the opposition to mega mining projects in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. Image capture from the documentary Verde como el Oro/Isabella Bernal Vega.