Fraudstorytelling | Weekly filmtips | 26 August 2021
Title: The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana
Duration: 14 minutes
Producer: The Guardian
Tagging: #businessethics, #miningindustry
Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country’s small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
Gold is one of the most sought-after minerals in the world and many people hope to find their wealth in the shiny metal. They even risk their lives for it every day and The Guardian shows in this short documentary that these radical actions are almost never rewarded and where exactly the problem lies of this problematic industry.
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