Dongo Kundu| 19mins
Director: Gene Bernofsky | Producer: World Wide Film Expedition
Focus Years: 2001 | Country: United States
Within the Indian Ocean coastal sands of Kenya, East Africa, are vast amounts of the mineral titanium. A Canadian mining corporation wants to dredge those sands to extract the mineral killing and pollution all the earth it touches. To uncover and reach the ore body under the earth the mining corporation, with the assistance of the Kenyan government, will forcefully remove thousands of indigenous people from their homelands, placing them in holding camps for 20 years and finally returning them to what will be a dead earth. The film â€œDongo Kundu (Red Earth)â€ exposes the genocidal mining ambitions and empowers grassroots opposition to protect local culture, lives and the land. Eventually, the mining corporation declared bankruptcy - a startling victory for the indigenous people, farmers, children and the future.