At the top of the Peruvian Andes, Newmont Mining operates YANACOCHA GOLD MINE, one of the largest open pit mines in the world.
Faced with devastating mercury pollution and acid mine drainage, the families of Cajamarca fight a desperate battle to defend their water resources – and their way of life. Meanwhile, Newmont Mining enforces their business model through corruption, intimidation and violence.
OPEN PIT reveals the face of “dirty gold” in Peru today.
Published on Jan 30, 2013
Feature documentary Open Pit is a tour de force of investigative journalism and guerilla filmmaking that reveals the vicious face of “dirty gold” in Peru. A film by Gianni Converso. Produced by Daniel Santana and Gianni Converso.
In the heart of Cajamarca, Newmont Mining Corporation operates the Yanacocha Gold Mine, one of the largest Open Pit mining operations in the world.
Using the cyanide leach process, Newmont Mining has come to…
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