They Came for the Gold, They Came for it All (Vienen por el Oro, Vienen por Todo)

The story of the epic victory of the people of Esquel, a little town in Argentinean Patagonia, that defeated huge economical and political powers, making a big choice about their own future.

Directors

Pablo D’Alo Abba and Cristian Harbaruk

Country

Argentina

Year

2009

Running Time

81 mins

   
   

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They Came for the GoldIn Esquel, Argentinean Patagonia, a Canadian company was granted with the rights to extract gold and silver from a mountain located 7 km away from the city, using huge amounts of water and cyanide. With a 50% of the population living below the limits of poverty, the mining enterprise arises as the great solution for such dearth. They come for the gold, they come for it all tells the epic victory of this little Patagonian town who defeated huge economical and political powers, making a big choice about their own future.

En Esquel, Patagonia Argentina, una empresa canadiense obtiene los derechos para extraer oro y plata de una mina ubicada a 7 km. de la ciudad, usando enormes cantidades de agua y cianuro. El emprendimiento minero parece ser la gran solución para el 50% de población que vive por debajo de los límites de pobreza. Vienen por el oro, vienen por todo narra la victoria épica de este pueblo patagónico que logró vencer al poder económico y politico, impidiendo que se llevara a cabo el emprendimiento minero.

Screening: March 05, 2011 at Landmark Embarcadero. West Coast Premiere.