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JOZI GOLD

Sylvia Vollenhoven & Fredrik Gertten
SE 2019    57' 74'
⚬ Green ⚬ Crime & Investigative 

Synopsis

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 is confronted by an environmental nightmare: tons of radioactive waste polluting the air and turning water into poisonous Acid Mine Drainage. In true Erin Brockovich style, Mariette is on a mission to uncover the truth about Jozi’s mine waste and force the gold industry to take responsibility.

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Directors

Sylvia Vollenhoven & Fredrik Gertten

Producer

Margarete Jangård

Co-Producers

Anita Rehoff Larsen, Sylvia Vollenhoven

Executive Producers

Fredrik Gertten

Production Company

WG Film

Cinematography

Maanda Nwendamutswu

Writers

Fredrik Gertten, Stefan Sundlöf

Editor

Stefan Sundlöf

Music

Gustav Wall

Sound

Martin Hennel

Festivals

CPH:DOX 2020

Film Details

Runtimes 57' 74'
Spoken Languages English, Afrikaans
Production Countries South Africa, Sweden

Biography

Sylvia Vollenhoven

Writer, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Sylvia is a Winner of the 2016 Mbokodo Award for Literature. Her film in development THE KEEPER OF THE KUMM, an Ancestral historical story was showcased as part of the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) slate at the Cannes Film Festival. She was short-listed for the City Press Tafelberg 2012 inaugural non-fiction book award and was the South Africa Producer for the BBC 2-part mini series MANDELA THE LIVING LEGEND. In addition to her career as an award-winning author and journalist, she has a long track-record of producing cutting edge documentaries for South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Fredrik Gertten

Award-winning Swedish director and journalist. His latest works BECOMING ZLATAN (2016), BIKES VS CARS (2015), BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (2012) and BANANAS!* (2009) have met audiences in over 100 countries and screened at leading festivals. In 1994, Fredrik founded the pro-duction company WG Film. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer at WG Film – one of Sweden’s most prominent documentary production companies, famous for local stories with a global understanding and impact. In October 2017 Fredrik was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society for his work as a documentary filmmaker.

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