A new documentary explores where our gold comes from and what we can do to support responsible sourcing from artisanal mining communities in areas where security and human rights are at risk.
The international production from award-winning filmmakers will be screening across cities in Canada. Mark the date and join us at a theater near you for a screening and panel discussion!
World Premiere in Toronto
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, February 22 at 6:30pm
Ottawa: Mayfair Theatre, February 27 at 6:00pm
Vancouver: Vancity Theatre, March 11 at 6:30pm
Calgary: Globe Cinema, March 20 at 7:00pm
Montréal: Cinéma du Parc, March 26 at 7:00pm
TV Broadcast Premiere
Arte (Europe) February 12, 8:50pm
TVO (Ontario) March 13, 9pm
Canal D (Canada) March 28, 10pm
International Dates To Be Announced
Do you know where your gold comes from?
While global gold supply chains can be murky, there are responsible sourcing initiatives bringing traceable and conflict-free artisanal gold to consumers, like IMPACT’s Just Gold project.
In The Shadow of Gold, you’ll hear from women artisanal miners participating in our Just Gold project in Democratic Republic of Congo share their story. You’ll also hear from our partner Fair Trade Jewellery Company, about why it’s important to provide clients with evidence of where their gold comes from.
About the Film
The Shadow of Gold pulls back the curtain on the world’s most coveted heavy metal.
As the global economy undergoes rapid and profound change, the gold industry continues to grow. Over the past 15 years, we have mined more gold than ever before.
Filmed in Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, China, Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo this incisive investigation examines the trade of this precious metal from raw material to market while exposing its consequences and impact. With political, economic, and ecological implications, how is the thriving industry changing our lives and the world around us—and at what price?
The Shadow of Gold reveals positive advancements in the industry and engages with engineers, scientists, jewellers, and responsible-sourcing advocates who work with miners to tackle gold’s worst environmental and social problems.