Jozi gold

Directed by Sylvia Vollenhoven & Fredrik Gertten. Based on an original idea by Adam Welz

The mines of Johannesburg, or Jozi, have produced a third of all the gold mined in human history. Now the mines are falling apart and the city confronts an environmental nightmare: Tons of radioactive waste polluting the air and turning water into poisonous Acid Mine Drainage. Former Jehovah’s Witness Mariette is on a mission to uncover the truth about Jozi’s mine waste and force the gold industry to take responsibility.

The film had its World Premiere at the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival in June 2019.

For screening requests in South Africa, please contact anita@uhuruproductions.co.za
For screening requests elsewhere, please contact hanna@wgfilm.com

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  • Director Sylvia Vollenhoven & Fredrik Gertten. Based on an original idea by Adam Welz
  • Producer name Margarete Jangård WG film
  • coproducers Anita Rehoff Larsen Sant & Usant & Sylvian Vollenhoven Vision in Africa
  • Technical Specs Cinematography: Amanda Nwendamutswu Editor: Stefan Sundlöf Composer: Gustav Wall Sound Design: Martin Hennel Post Production and grading: Hinterland/Tom Chr Lilletvedt
  • running time 74 min minutes
  • financiers Swedish Film Institute, Film i Skåne, Malmô city, Norwegian Film Institute, Fritt ord foundation, Nordic Film & Tv fund, National Film and Video Foundation, South Africa Tax Incentives, Creative Europe media support in collaboration with SVT, YLE, DR, LTV, ETV, RTV, IKON, RTL and Autlook Film sales.
  • Release date 2019