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Ghana: Documentary film details human rights implications of gold mining

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3 December 2007

Ghana: Article 19 Documentary Calls for Greater Transparency in Gold Mining Industry

Author: Article 19

[This] film comes face to face with the human rights implications of gold mining operations in Africa - intimidation by soldiers policing the towns to suppress growing tensions, severe contamination of water sources and the possible resettlement of these communities.

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1 December 2007

[video] When Silence is Golden [Ghana]

Author: Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque (director)

'When Silence is Golden' follows the film’s director in her quest to lift the silence on the gold mining activities of [Bogoso Gold Limited (part of Golden Star Resources)] near a small town in Western Ghana...Because of the company’s activities, two cyanide spillages contaminated the village’s main source of water...

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