The Curse of Copper| 34mins
Director: Jenny Sharman | Producer: Jenny Sharman
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United Kingdom
A Canadian mining company is in the process of obtaining the rights to mine copper in one of the worldâ€™s biological hotspots â€“ a pristine cloud forest in the heart of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Local communities strongly oppose the mine as it will ruin their livelihoods and destroy their environment, which is home to many endangered species. The mining company is ignoring their heart-felt pleas and pushing forward with the project, with disastrous consequences.
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