Silence is Gold

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Fréchette, Julien. Silence is Gold. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 2012. HD, 77 min.

This feature documentary takes us through the twists and turns of judicial proceedings pitting Canadian mining companies Barrick Gold and Banro against author Alain Deneault, his co-writers and publisher Éditions Écosociété, following the 2008 release of the book Noir Canada, which raised troubling questions about the controversial practices of Canadian mining companies in Africa. Silence is Gold is a legal and political thriller that captures years of intense psychological tension. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2012 National Film Board of Canada. Trailer used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Bury, Jeffrey. "Livelihoods in Transition: Transnational Gold Mining Operations and Local Change in Cajamarca, Peru." The Geographical Journal 170, no. 1 (2004): 78–91.
  • Deneault, Alain, Delphine Abadie and William Sacher. Noir Canada, Pillage, Corruption et Criminalité en Afrique. Montréal: Écosociété, 2008.
  • Gifford, Blair, Andrew Kestler, and Sharmila Anand. "Building Local Legitimacy into Corporate Social Responsibility: Gold Mining Firms in Developing Nations." Journal of World Business 45, no. 3 (2010): 304–11.
  • Gordona, Todd, and Webberb, Jeffrey R. "Imperialism and Resistance: Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America." Third World Quarterly 29, no. 1 (2008): 63–87.
  • Van Horssen, Jessica, and Rhada-Prema McAllister. Asbestos, PQ: A Graphic Novel. London, Ontario: Western University, 2009.