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Recipient of 2012 Rencontre International du Documentaire de Montreal (RIDM) Cuban Hat Pitch Award First Prize
How well do you know your money? Two Vancouver-based filmmakers trace their savings to Canadian mines in Eastern and Southern Africa.
If you live and work in Canada, chances are you’re connected to Canadian mining companies – whether you know it or not – through your savings, taxes, Canada Pension Plan contributions, RRSPs and other investments. We Call Them Intruders (previously titled Plenty’s Paradox) is a documentary that travels from Canada to Africa and back again to unearth the stories behind some of the continent’s largest Canadian-owned mining projects. The film brings viewers on a journey, taking a hard look at why communities, governments and corporations are so often pitted against each other in an explosive battle over extracting the earth’s riches.