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La Fiebre del oro
La Fièvre de l'or
© Rosem Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Olivier Weber

IMAGE

Olivier Chambon, Florence Bresson

SON

Alexandre Abrard, Pierre Cordelier

MONTAGE

Florence Bresson

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Christophe Monthieux

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Rosem Films, France 2 Cinéma

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

France Télévisions, La Maison du doc

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0002-235A-0000-2-0000-0000-V
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L'Amazonie est au cœur d'une nouvelle ruée vers l'or. Pour cette course vers les pépites et les paillettes jaunes, les hommes et les femmes s'enchaînent. Et détruisent l'un des derniers paradis, le poumon de la planète, la plus vaste forêt tropicale du monde, où tout se paie désormais en or.
Un cycle du lingot s'est ainsi constitué, avec son lot d'endettés, de prostituées, de parrains, de tra quants, que ce soit en Guyane française, au Brésil ou au Surinam. L'or a amené les maladies, le mercure, les crimes, l'alcoolisme, et a transformé les criques et les euves en poubelles.
Ce cycle est celui de la destruction de l'homme par l'homme.

A new gold rush is sweeping through the Amazon rainforest where scores of women and men hunt for nuggets and specks of gold. But this race for gold is bringing on the destruction of one of the last earthly paradises, the world’s largest tropical forest, the lungs of our planet, where everything and anything can be paid in gold.
As a result, a gold ingot cycle has developed — with its batch of insolvents, prostitutes, godfathers, traffickers, whether in French Guiana, Brazil or Suriname. Gold has brought upon disease, mercury, crime, alcoholism. Gold has turned creeks and rivers into dumping grounds.
This cycle is that of the destruction of men by men. Whereas the Amazonian rainforest releases 300 tons of gold each year, it receives 120 tons of mercury. An uneven trade: treasure against poison. And as the backdrop, all sorts of traffics are arising: people, weapons, drugs.
In the depths of this borderless jungle also lies the tragedy of the Wayanas, a Native American tribe from Guiana, who are being poisoned by mercury, the element essential to gold mining. The Wayanas are doomed by a looming disappearance. Congenital malformations have already been observed in children. The elderly are developing neurological disorders and cancers. Along with the outrage that is mercury comes another massacre of Indians.
The New Eldorado is enduring one of the world’s worst globalization disasters

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