The small Colombian mining town of Marmato sits on $20 billion dollars in gold and the new global gold rush miners have taken notice. Marmato chronicles how the 8,000 inhabitants confront the Canadian mining company trying to displace them and to obliterate their 500-year history just to access the gold beneath their homes. Filmed over six years, Marmato is a canvas of magic realism and the confrontation with globalized mining. In Spanish and English with English Subtitles. Directed by Mark Grieco. Produced by Mark Grieco and Stuart Reid. Official Selection, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Introduced by Joshua Bell, Curator of Globalization, National Museum of Natural History.
Part of the Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series
Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon
FREE. Reservations encouraged: go.si.edu/ageofhumans.
National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW (Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)