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Marrow of the Mountain

Produced by Roo Vandegrift
A film about mining and conservation issues in Ecuador, centering the voices of women and science.

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Overview

Genre
Environment, Human Rights, Nature, Science, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Mega-mining has come to Ecuador. In 2017, the amount of land available to mining expanded by hundreds of percent, leaving huge swaths of Ecuador’s most sensitive and biodiverse habitats at the mercy of international mining interests. These concessions appeared suddenly and were sold without public knowledge or consent, especially affecting the mineral-rich and endangered Chocó Rainforest. Told in the voices of three women, and following a scientific expedition to the heart of the rainforest, we witness the deep impact of extraction industry on Ecuadorian lives, as they struggle to protect their families and communities whilst the land is being sold out from under their feet.

Stage
in production

Credits

  • Roo Vandegrift ... Producer
  • Dylan Stirewalt ... Co-Director
  • Solange Yépez ... Co-Director
  • Antonella Carrasco ... Director of Photography, Editor

Production Details

Country
Ecuador
Years of Production
1
Locations
Ecuador
Prod. Partners
Eclectic Reel (USA), Rainforest Information Centre (Australia), MiningWatch Canada (Canada), OMASNE (Ecuador)

Distribution Details

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