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Under Rich Earth

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Malcolm Rogge


Localized violence is linked to global economics in filmmaker Malcolm Rogge's eye-opening look at the chaos that consumed an environmentally threatened region of Ecuador when foreign companies moved in to mine the region's abundant copper. It all started in the mid-1990s, when a Japanese mining company secured the rights to extract copper from Ecuador's northwestern Intag region. It didn't take long for the locals to catch wind of the deal, and when they did, massive protests were staged. Those protests...more