Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 52 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)


A ancient roman site invaded by a new gold rush

Rosia Montana is a village of 4,000 inhabitants, nestled in a green valley in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, with a 2000-year-long history. Its underground holds a treasure, 240 tons of gold, which the Canadian company Gabriel Resources plans to exploit by constructing Europe’s largest opencast gold mine in the area. The Romanian state, in this period of global economic crisis, supports job opportunities and immediate profits of 4 billion dollars. As the project requires inhabitant’s relocation, environment’s lead pollution and the ancient roman inheritage’s total destruction, who can decide if it is worth the sacrifice?

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