2019 | Sweden, South Africa, Norway | Documentary,Feature

Jozi Gold

  • 74 mins
  • Director | Fredrik Gertten, Sylvia Vollenhaven
  • Writer | Fredrik Gertten, Sylvia Vollenhaven
  • Producer | Margarete JangĂ„rd

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The mines of Johannesburg have produced a third of all the gold mined in human history. But now the gold is running out, the mines are falling apart and the city must confront an environmental nightmare: Tons of radioactive waste that pollute the air and turn water into poison. Glamorous grandmother Mariette Liefferink is on a relentless mission to uncover the truth and force the gold industry to clean up it’s dangerous mess. The film follows Mariette’s journey from a housewife to becoming one of the 100 most influential people in the mining world. She believes that God has lost interest in humankind, and that it’s her duty to restore a sense of justice in the world. Jozi Gold is a multistrand exposé of mine pollution, and in that, a story about wealth, human ambition and modern Africa.

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