Do you know where the gold in your ring comes from?
20 Tons Of Mine Waste Are Generated In Order To Produce Just One Small Ring.
The Shadow of Gold is a global investigation of the ultimate talisman of wealth, beauty and power. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Shadow of Gold reveals the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts. Watch to discover what our lust for gold costs. And who pays the price.
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The Shadow of Gold is a documentary that takes an unflinching look at the world’s favourite heavy metal – from the big-time mining companies that dig deep and lop off mountaintops to extract gold from low-grade ore to the small-time miners – an estimated 20 million people in the world’s poorest nations – who extract gold by hand, often producing just enough to survive.