Film synopsis

We’re crowdfunding! It takes a community to make a documentary, and we are counting on you to help us bring this story to as many people as we can. Everything that we raise will go directly into paying other people to help us make an amazing film: A finishing editor, a sound mixer, an animator, a composer, translators and (last but certainly not least) a lawyer. You can contribute here.

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.

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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.

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Produced by Cinécoop Productions

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