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Cursed for Gold by Olivier Weber. Synopsis: the Gold Rush is destroying the Amazon rainforest...

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Synopsis A new gold rush is sweeping through the Amazon rainforest where scores of women and men hunt for nuggets and specks of gold. But this race for gold is bringing on the destruction of one of the last earthly paradises, the world’s largest tropical forest, the lungs of our planet, where everything and anything can be paid in gold. As a result, a gold ingot cycle has developed—with its batch of insolvents, prostitutes, godfathers, traffickers, whether in French Guiana, Brazil or Surinam...

Interview with Olivier Weber Director of Cursed for Gold, (Market Debut in Cannes May 16)

BC: Olivier Hello, why did you choose this topic, the world of gold? After I travelled to the Amazon, I was struck by this peculiar world of gold. The men who live around the gold mines in the forest live in extremely difficult conditions. While very few live by, some become very rich overnight. A war opposes the two-no holds barred. The surrounding brutishness is massive. And yet, they are so well organized! In the depths of the Amazon, the lungs of our planet, the gold mines are surrounded b...

Olivier Weber Cursed for Gold Director's bio

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Olivier Weber WRITER, DIRECTOR, NEWS REPORTER PRESIDENT OF THE JOSEPH KESSEL PRIZE STUDIES - Graduate Studies in Business Management and Administration, University of San Francisco, 1983 - Master of Arts in Economics, University of Nice, 1980, 1981 - Master of Arts in Anthropology, EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), Paris, 1981 - National Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco), Paris (Indonesian-Malaysian) - PhD in international law, IDPD (Institute of...

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(France Télévision Distribution)

Cursed for Gold
A feature documentary film by Olivier Weber
Market Premiere in Cannes

Do not miss the screening in Cannes :
Cursed for Gold

Friday May 16th / 10 PM / Palais K


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