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A documentary about the illegal gold business in West Africa. What does it mean for the residents of a small town in Ghana to live on top of a huge gold deposit?

As a young development worker, the director experienced a gold rush in a small town in Ghana. Some years later he returns to find out what the gold really means for the residents of this town. On his journey he meets old friends, arrives at places of destruction and learns about a dangerous magnetism between people and gold. In the small town a bloody conflict broke out between local police and gold miners. Who are profiteers and who are victims in this hunt for glittering stones?
Genre Society
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Johannes Preuss
Cinematography Johannes Preuss
Producer Johannes Preuss
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Runtime 29 min
Format color
 German, English
Festivals NaturVision Ludwigsburg 2017, Shorts Mexico 2017, Green Screen Eckernförde 2017, Filmzeit Kaufbeuren 2017
Awards Student Academy Award 2017

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