Cyanide Beach| 25mins
Director: John Dougherty | Producer: John Dougherty
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United States
Cyanide Beach is an explosive new short documentary from award-winning investigative journalist John Dougherty, that exposes the Canadian mining speculators who are behind a proposal to open the massive Rosemont Copper mine just outside Tucson, Arizona.
The revealing 24-minute film chronicles the deceptive business tactics of top executives at Augusta Resource Corporation - owner of Rosemont Copper - when they owned and operated an open-pit gold mine in Sardinia Italy from 2003-07. Youâ€™ll see how they left behind a trail of unpaid vendors, a misspent government loan, hidden investors, and a toxic mess known to locals as "Cyanide Beach."