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Marmato

Directed by Mark Grieco
United States, 2014
Documentary

Synopsis

Colombia is the center of a new global gold rush, and Marmato, a historic mining town, is the new frontier. Filmed over the course of nearly six years, Marmato chronicles how townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the $20 billion in gold beneath their homes.

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Marmato Directed by Mark Grieco

Awards & Festivals

Seattle International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Documentary Award

Cartagena Film Festival

2014 | 3 wins including: Audience Award

Havana Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Documentary (Special Jury Prize)

What are people saying?

  • Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Marmato

    Mark Grieco's haunting documentary recounts the plight of local miners in the Colombian mountain town of Marmato, who mine the world's largest remaining gold strike. Yet these miners, who are responsible for digging up massive amounts of wealth for others, see none of it themselves. A compelling David vs Goliath tale, strikingly told with great sensitivity. A cut above the standard "social issue" doc.