Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Boyd, Stephanie, and Ernesto Cabellos. Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining. Lima: coop99, Asociacion Guarango, 2006. 16 mm, 85 min. https://youtu.be/89cbpG3WhJo.

Adventurous pioneers transform Peru’s harsh northern desert into a fertile valley of mango and lime orchards. But all they have worked for is threatened when gold is discovered under their land. Fear, violence and murder rock their once quiet community. In the midst of chaos, a martyr’s vision unites the farmers and leads them down a revolutionary path of non-violent resistance. These brave men and women take on corrupt politicians and the global mining industry in an epic tale of ordinary people rising to heroic deeds in times of great crisis. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2006 coop99, Asociacion Guarango.Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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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.
  • 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.