The small Colombian mining town of Marmato sits on $20 billion dollars in gold and the new global gold rush miners have taken notice. Marmato chronicles how the 8,000 inhabitants confront the Canadian mining company trying to displace them and to obliterate their 500-year history just to access the gold beneath their homes. Filmed over six years, Marmato is a canvas of magic realism and the confrontation with globalized mining.

Directed by Mark Grieco. Produced by Mark Grieco and Stuart Reid. Official Selection, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.


2014 CO 87 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Energy & Resources, Global Perspectives, Latin American Program