HEART OF IRON: MINING IN THE CONGO BASIN RAIN FOREST
Anjali Nayar and Leo Bottrill
Directed by: Leo Botrill
Venue: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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HEART OF IRON: MINING IN THE CONGO BASIN RAINFOREST (USA, 2013, 34 min.)
Shown with SCALING THE MOUNTAIN: PROTECTING FORESTS FOR FAMILIES IN NEPAL
In the heart of the Congo Basin, global thirst for steel has driven miners to a vast, remote forest landscape called Tridom (Tri-national Dja-Odzala-Minkébé), which holds one of the largest untapped iron reserves on earth. The film explores the complexity of mining in a region that is home to Baka and Bakola pygmy and Bantu tribes and a haven for gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants. The iron mines promise jobs, infrastructure and new revenues, but can benefits be balanced with impacts? Directed by Leo Botrill. Co-produced by Leo Botrill and Anjali Nayar.
Panel discussion follows screening.
FREE. No reservations required.