Gold Fever

“A frightening vision of the world’s insatiable hunger for gold.”

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Gold Fever

2013 | Runtime: 83 Mins

Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc. to a remote Guatemalan village. Together with members of their divided community, and in the face of grave consequences, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat to their ancestral lands. Commentators Noam Chomsky, Magalí Rey Rosa, and “economic hitman” John Perkins draw connections between the forces of Wall Street and San Miguel’s struggle. 

Winner of the Rigoberta Mechú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival and the 2014 International Federation for Human Rights Film Award in Brussels. Gold Fever screened in over 35 countries around the world and was the opening night film in Guatemala City’s Teatro Nacional at the Memoria Verdad y Justicia festival in 2013.

We are now offering this film for free on Youtube and encourage donations to support the featured communities. For those able, please consider a donation to the human rights organization Rights Action. Rights Action works to deliver funds directly to community-based organizations in Guatemala in support of their own development projects, environmental, land and human rights struggles, and emergency relief funds.

Accolades

Winner
Int’l Federation for Human Rights Film Award, Brussels, Belgium
2014

Winner
Rigoberta Menchu Award First Peoples Festival
Montreal, Quebec
2013

Opening Night Feature
Memoria Verdad y Justicia
Guatemala
2013

Press

“Beautifully-made. Empowering.” The Yes Men

“Eye-opening, inspiring.”
Martin Dunphy, The Georgia Straight

“A frightening vision of the world’s insatiable hunger for gold.”
Cinema Politica