SuÃ¡rez Gold: Afro-Colombian miners defending their heritage| 29mins
Director: Hollman Morrs | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: United Kingdom
Afro-Colombians have been carrying out small-scale mining in Colombiaâ€™s Cauca region since their ancestors settled there in 1637. Today their descendants continue to chip away at the red earth in search of gold, seeing it not only as a means for earning a modest living, but also as an activity deeply linked to their culture. In this beautifully-filmed documentary we hear of the Afro-Colombian community of La Tomaâ€™s brave, and sometimes deadly, struggle to prevent the invasion of mining companies and defend their ancestral livelihoods at all costs.