- Sat 10 Oct 12:30 LV Zaal 1
Introduction by Niels Posthumus
Poison from abandoned goldmines has been seeping into the soil around Johannesburg for many years. As a result of the mining, millions of people and cattle live on radioactive land. Years of exploitation by the gold industry has created a political and ecological disaster. Jozi Gold follows South African environmental activist Mariette Liefferink in her battle to call Africa’s richest companies to account. After his huge success with Push, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten has once again created a compelling film about a seemingly impossible battle between a passionate individual and a global industry, where indifference to human lives is still common.