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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221110096
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 288
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Cursed for Gold

Release date : 16/10/2008

A new gold rush is sweeping through the Amazon rainforest where scores of women and men hunt for nuggets and specks of gold. But this race for gold is bringing on the destruction of the world's largest tropical forest, the lungs of our planet, where...

A new gold rush is sweeping through the Amazon rainforest where scores of women and men hunt for nuggets and specks of gold. But this race for gold is bringing on the destruction of the world's largest tropical forest, the lungs of our planet, where everything and anything can be paid in gold.

Gold trafficking has in turn led to the trafficking of arms, drugs and women. It has brought upon crime, alcoholism, disease and poison - while the Amazon releases 300 tons of gold each year, it takes in 120 tons of mercury, the element that is essential to gold mining.

Weber's documentary film on the subject premiered at Cannes 2008, and will be released in spring 2009.

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EAN : 9782221110096
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 288
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont