Under Rich Earth: Canadian Copper Mining in Ecuador
Interview with filmmaker Malcolm Rogge on Under Rich Earth documentary
Uploaded: 5 Feb, 2010
Recording Date: 5 Feb, 2010
Recording Location: Toronto
Topical for: 3 Months
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Malcolm Rogge on Under Rich Earth Documentary is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.
Program Title: Under Rich Earth: Canadian Copper Mining in Ecuador
Description: In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers face the dismal prospect of being forced off their land by a Canadian mining company. Copper Mesa Mining Corporation (recently taken over by Vancouver-based Pinetree) promises the farmers that development is the path to prosperity in the Intag region.
Malcolm Rogge, a Toronto-based filmmaker, travelled to Ecuador to document the farmers' struggles. He speaks with CHRY's News Now about his new feature-length documentary, titled Under Rich Earth.
Featured Speakers/Guests: Malcolm Rogge, interviewed by Candace Mooers
Credits: Produced for News Now on CHRY 105.5 FM
Comments: Regarding timeliness, mention is made at the end of the interview of a Feb. 13th, 2010 screening of the film at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto. You may wish to voice an additional "extro" of the interview yourself if the movie will be screened in your area.
You may also wish to air music from the soundtrack, available for download in the "blog" section of underrichearth.ryecinema.com Music is by Edgardo Moreno.
Politics > ActivismType: Interview
Arts and Culture > Film
Environment > Pollution
Regional > Latin America