THE MIDAS EFFECT

THE MIDAS EFFECT

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 60 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)

 

"Gold is the barometer of fear..."

When the Spanish conquistadors reached Colombia in the 16th century, they thought they had found the mythical El Dorado. Five centuries later, with gold’s value skyrocketing as a refuge good in the global economic crisis, it is multinationals’s turn to search Colombia for a new El Dorado. And they are not alone. Guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug cartels are all claiming a share of the legendary deposits with a fever and a rush.

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